The Fairey Seafox was to meet a 1932 specification for a light floatplane that could be launched from cruisers. The Fairey Seafox was used as a carrier plane in the Royal Navy. It could be launched from a catapult from a ship.
The observer sat in an enclosed cabin.
The fuselage had duralumin covering a metal frame.
The Seafox's wings could be folded for storage. The wings were made from metal and covered in fabric.