Swordfish Mk.III (Skilled)
|Coastal Defense Ship||Destroyer|
|Light Cruiser||Torpedo Cruiser|
|Heavy Cruiser||Training Cruiser|
|Aviation Cruiser||Fast Battleship|
|Armored Carrier||Seaplane Tender|
|Submarine||Aircraft Carrying Submarine|
|Repair Ship||Amphibious Assault Ship|
Although a low speed machine of an older generation with multiple non-metallic wings, it boasts high reliability, operability and outstanding mobility, serving as an excellent aircraft of the country of tea with the name of "Swordfish". A famous aircraft that struck a hit that became disastrous in the battle with Bismarck and the British Fleet, and had old-fashioned but brilliant fight results. This is the elite squadron that used a later, improved model in patrol and anti-submarine missions.
- Summer 2017 Event E-7 Hard reward.
- Anti-Submarine Patrol capable as of 17 November 2017.
- Anti-Submarine Patrol capabilities have been improved as of 11 December 2017.
Introduced alongside the Mk.II, the Mk.III was modified specifically for ASW use after its withdraw as a torpedo bomber. Its slow speed was a perfect candidate for submarine hunting and the nature of a biplane configuration allowed it to carry very heavy equipment like the Leigh Light and ASV Mk.X Radar (also known as Mk.XI). If an Mk.III was equipped with the radar, it was impossible to also use a mine or depth charge because the large radar occupied the space, so the rockets had to be used, which were more than enough to sink a U-boat. This is the configuration that is depicted in the game, but in the squadrons, one plane may have focused on ASW with the mine and rockets while another one spotting and tracking with the radar and searchlight.
- Because of its versatility, it earned the nickname "Stringbag".
- In good sea conditions, the ASV Mk.X could detect even a U-boat snorkel.
- In total, the Swordfish managed to sink 22 U-boats.
フェアリー ソードフィッシュ - Wikipedia (Japanese link)