Supermarine Swift

Fighter / Reconnaissance Aircraft

Supermarine Swift FR.5 Royal Air Force WK281 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Supermarine Swift is a single-engine single-seat jet fighter aircraft produced by the British Supermarine Division of Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. The Swift was also used as a photo reconnaissance aircraft by the Royal Air Force.
The Supermarine Swift is a development of the Supermarine Attacker.
Crew1
Propulsion1 Turbojet Engine
Engine ModelRolls-Royce Avon RA.7R / 114
Engine Power
dry/with Afterburner
31,9 / 42,0 kN7175 / 9450 lbf
Speed1102 km/h595 kts
  685 mph
Service Ceiling13.960 m45.800 ft
Range1.015 km548 NM
631 mi.
Empty Weight6.094 kg13.435 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight9.707 kg21.400 lbs
Wing Span9,86 m32 ft 4 in
Wing Area30,5 m328 ft
Length12,88 m42 ft 3 in
Height4,11 m13 ft 6 in
First Flight29.12.1948
Production Statusout of production
Total Production197
ICAO CodeSWIF
Data for (Version)Supermarine Swift FR.Mk 5
VariantsSwift F.Mk 1, F.Mk 2, F.Mk 3, F.Mk 4, FR.Mk 5, F.Mk 7

[Photo-ID: 6978] Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
Supermarine Swift FR.5, Royal Air Force, WK277, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2013Supermarine
Swift FR.5
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WK277
 
Newark Air Museum [Winthorpe, Newark]
[Photo-ID: 6979] Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
Supermarine Swift FR.5, Royal Air Force, WK277, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2013Supermarine
Swift FR.5
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WK277
 
Newark Air Museum [Winthorpe, Newark]
[Photo-ID: 1041] Karsten Palt 2008-07-10
Supermarine Swift FR.5, Royal Air Force, WK281, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2008Supermarine
Swift FR.5
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WK281
 
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum [Tangmere]
[Photo-ID: 1042] Karsten Palt 2008-07-10
Supermarine Swift FR.5, Royal Air Force, WK281, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2008Supermarine
Swift FR.5
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WK281
 
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum [Tangmere]