NORDHOLZ – Museum Aeronauticum Nordholz – The Fairey Gannet

The Aeronauticum is the official German maritime aircraft museum – located in Nordholz (close to Cuxhaven). The museum has a large collection of aircraft that has been used by the German Marine/Navy. The name of the museum derives from the English word Aeronautics. On a 36.000 m² surface, there are 15 aircrafts to be seen that were used during WWII. In the museum itself, the historical and tecnical developmente of the maritime aircraft is explained.The Fairey Gannet was a British carrier-borne aircraft of the post-Second World War era developed for the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm (FAA) by the Fairey Aviation Company. It was a mid-wing monoplane with a tricycle undercarriage and a crew of three, and a double turboprop engine driving two contra-rotating propellers.The Gannet was originally developed to meet the FAA’s dual-role anti-submarine warfare and strike requirement.[2] It was later adapted for operations as an electronic countermeasures and carrier onboard delivery aircraft. The Gannet AEW was a variant of the aircraft developed as a carrier-based airborne early warning platform.

Features

  • Coin Alloy Name: brass
  • Coin Alloy Color: gold
  • Coin Diameter: 35
  • Coin Thickness: 2
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine
  • City: NORDHOLZ
  • Country: Germany
  • Available: yes
  • Location: NORDHOLZ, Germany