The aptly named Fling Fish is Talian a float plane used for the role of search and rescue. As the Gallant has a large cockpit, some of them were modified into float planes. These planes are launched from either battleships or cruisers and are sent out to search for downed fighters and rescue the pilot. Originally, Flying Fish were unarmed, and had a bright red tail to signify that they meant no harm, and were peaceful. Despite this, they were often shot down anyway, so the red tails were repainted light blue and four .50 cal cannons were mounted on the wings for defensive purposes. While its design and role is quite simple, it is a crucial piece of navy hardware as the trained pilots that go down with the fighters are much more valuable than the fighters themselves. For these reasons, the Flying Fish has been nicknamed "the medic of the seas."