Supermarine Scimitar

Multi-Role Naval Combat Aircraft

Supermarine Scimitar F.Mk 1 Royal Navy XD317 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Supermarine Scimitar is a twin-engined single-seat multi-role naval combat aircraft produced by the British Supermarine Division of Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd.. The Scimitar was used as an interceptor, long-range reconnaissance aircraft and as a fighter bomber by the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm.
Propulsion2 Turbojet Engines
Engine ModelRolls-Royce Avon 202
Engine Power (each)50,0 kN11250 lbf
Speed1143 km/h617 kts
  710 mph
Service Ceiling14.021 m46.000 ft
Range2.287 km1.235 NM
1.421 mi.
Empty Weight10.869 kg23.962 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight15.513 kg34.200 lbs
Wing Span11,33 m37 ft 2 in
Wing Area45,1 m485 ft
Length16,87 m55 ft 4 in
Height5,28 m17 ft 4 in
First Flight19.01.1956
Production Statusout of production
Total Production76
Data for (Version)Supermarine Scimitar F.Mk 1
VariantsScimitar F.1

[Photo-ID: 1141] Karsten Palt 2008-07-13
Supermarine Scimitar F.Mk 1, Royal Navy, XD317, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2008Supermarine
Scimitar F.Mk 1
Royal Navy
Reg.: XD317
Fleet Air Arm Museum [Yeovilton]