|Introduction||Nov 1918 |
|Primary user||U.K. (RNAS)|
|Number built||~30 |
|Developed from||Fairey IIIA|
|Wingspan||14.0 m (46 ft 1 in) |
|Engine||375hp Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII|
|Armament||fixed, sync. Vickers and|
rear flexible Lewis
|Max Speed||180 km/h (110 mph) |
|Climb||5,000 ft (1,500 m) in 7:00|
6,500 ft (2,000 m) in 8:00
10,000 ft (3,000 m) in 14:15-18:00
|Service Ceiling||15,850 ft (4,800 m) -|
17,000 ft (5,200 m) 
Mounting the powerful Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII engine in the Fairey III was bound to produce a winning combination, but the plane arrived too late for operational service in WWI. (Though the first few were completed before the Armistice.)
The Fairey IIIC featured the same equal-span wings as the Fairey IIIA and the tail and floats of the IIIB. The IIIC was just starting to make its way to naval air stations in November 1918 when the war ended. The IIIC likely served at Archangel with the North Russian Expeditionary Force in 1918. 
The powerful engine was not the only upgrade to the IIIA: the IIIC also fitted a Sacana self-sealing petrol tank. 
For more information, see Wikipedia:Fairey III.
- Bruce, p.231.
- Nowarra, pp.200-201.
- Bruce, p.232.
- Nowarra, p.86.