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[[File:ALBACORE-RA.jpeg|thumb|400px|X9154 in Italian markings<ref>http://www.ww2incolor.com/italian-forces/ALBACORE-RA.html</ref>]]'''X9154''' was a [[:Category:Fairey Albacore|Fairey Albacore I]]
 
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|caption=X9154 in Italian markings<ref>http://www.ww2incolor.com/italian-forces/ALBACORE-RA.html</ref>
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|designation=Fairey Albacore
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|version=Albacore I
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|totalbuilt=
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|c/n='''F5377''',{{#tag: ref|This is the aircraft's unique Fairey company construction number.<ref>{{AeroMag Company Profile - Fairey}} Page 126.</ref>|group="N"}}
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|originaloperator=821 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm
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|capturedate=5 August 1942
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|captureplace=Fuka
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|newoperator(s)=9th Gruppo/4th Stormo
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|fate=Abandoned in Tripoli as unusable<br>23 September 1942.
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=History=
 
=History=
Ordered under contract no. B35944/39,<ref>http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/aircraft/Albacore.htm</ref> and built at Hayes by Fairey as c/n F5377,{{#tag: ref|This is the aircraft's unique Fairey company construction number.<ref>{{AeroMag Company Profile - Fairey}} Page 126.</ref>|group="N"}} X9154 was assigned to 821 squadron. The aircraft failed to return from a bombing raid on an enemy desert Landing Ground on 5 August 1942, as it had force landed at Fuka and was captured by the Italians.{{#tag: ref|The crew were all taken POW by the Italians.|group="N"}} The Albacore was repaired and flown by 9th Gruppo/4th Stormo, but was eventually abandoned in Tripoli as unusable on 23 September 1942.<ref>http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/aircraft/faacapturedaircrafthomepage.html</ref>
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Ordered under contract no. B35944/39,<ref>http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/aircraft/Albacore.htm</ref> and built at Hayes by Fairey, X9154 was assigned to 821 squadron. The aircraft failed to return from a bombing raid on an enemy desert Landing Ground on 5 August 1942, as it had been captured by the Italians.{{#tag: ref|The crew all became POWs.|group="N"}} The Albacore was repaired and flown, but was eventually abandoned in Tripoli as unusable.<ref>http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/aircraft/faacapturedaircrafthomepage.html</ref>
   
 
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History[]

Ordered under contract no. B35944/39,[3] and built at Hayes by Fairey, X9154 was assigned to 821 squadron. The aircraft failed to return from a bombing raid on an enemy desert Landing Ground on 5 August 1942, as it had been captured by the Italians.[N 2] The Albacore was repaired and flown, but was eventually abandoned in Tripoli as unusable.[4]

Notes[]

  1. This is the aircraft's unique Fairey company construction number.[2]
  2. The crew all became POWs.

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