Supermarine Attacker

Fighter / Fighter Bomber

Supermarine Attacker F.1 Royal Navy WA473 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Supermarine Attacker is a naval single-engine single-seat jet fighter and fighter bomber aircraft produced by the British manufacturer Supermarine Division of Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. The Attacker was the first jet fighter aircraft of the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm.
The Attacker was operated by the British Royal Navy and the Pakistan Air Force (36 Type 538 Attacker).
Propulsion1 Turbojet Engine
Engine ModelRolls-Royce Nene Mk.3
Engine Power22,2 kN5000 lbf
Speed950 km/h513 kts
  590 mph
Service Ceiling13.716 m45.000 ft
Range950 km513 NM
590 mi.
Empty Weight3.826 kg8.435 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight5.339 kg11.770 lbs
Wing Span11,25 m36 ft 11 in
Wing Area21,0 m226 ft
Length11,43 m37 ft 6 in
Height3,02 m9 ft 11 in
First Flight27.07.1946
Production Statusout of production
Total Production181
Data for (Version)Vickers-Supermarine Attacker F.Mk 1
VariantsAttacker F.1, Attacker FB.1, Attacker FB.2, Type 538 Attacker

[Photo-ID: 1136] Karsten Palt 2008-07-13
Supermarine Attacker F.1, Royal Navy, WA473, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2008Supermarine
Attacker F.1
Royal Navy
Reg.: WA473
Fleet Air Arm Museum [Yeovilton]