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Offline andrewj

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Supermarine Swift F7N
« on: May 15, 2018, 09:58:39 am »
Following successful trials with the Fairey Fireflash missile it was realised that the Supermarine Swift F7 could be a useful aircraft for proving other weapons. So, rather than withdrawing the aircraft as was originally planned, they were sent to various experimental  units . Some of the longest lived Swifts were those used by A&AEE Boscombe Down . The aircraft shown was the F7N which was fitted with Blue Fox radar and Aim9 Sidewinder missiles for weapons trials connected to the Sea Harrier.
Between 1976 and 1980 the Swift proved invaluable and provided much useful information in the time prior to Sea Harriers entry into service .









Model is a simple conversion of the Airfix Swift

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Re: Supermarine Swift F7N
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2018, 10:22:55 am »
I have a soft spot for the poor old Swift and I really love that - both the idea and the excellent build/paint job.

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Re: Supermarine Swift F7N
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2018, 11:03:44 am »
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Re: Supermarine Swift F7N
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2018, 11:22:17 am »
An EXCELLENT job there. Love the scheme, a sort of early raspberry ripple.  :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Supermarine Swift F7N
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2018, 02:10:30 pm »
Well I just like the Swift 'Tadpole' T.8 before seeing this, You certainly know how to do a Swift Justice  ;)
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Re: Supermarine Swift F7N
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2018, 03:27:45 pm »
Luvverly, just luvverly!   :thumbsup:
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Re: Supermarine Swift F7N
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2018, 03:05:52 am »
Nice! I like the pointed nose a lot - reminds me somewhat of a MiG-21, nor certain why?

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Re: Supermarine Swift F7N
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2018, 03:36:34 am »
Nice job.  You've certainly improved the look of the nose.
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Re: Supermarine Swift F7N
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2018, 06:09:56 am »
That really has come out well  :thumbsup:
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Re: Supermarine Swift F7N
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2018, 03:18:12 pm »
What a good looker! :thumbsup:

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Re: Supermarine Swift F7N
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2018, 04:04:11 pm »
Beautiful!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Supermarine Swift F7N
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2018, 11:53:29 pm »
Incredibly realistic. Seeing these Swifts of yours, I start to kind of wish it was true. You actually improved the plane and gave it a real purpose.
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Re: Supermarine Swift F7N
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2019, 10:26:30 am »
Oh yeah ! That looks awesome. I have a Swift half built. I didn't know what I wanted to do with it, but now I know what I should have done !

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Re: Supermarine Swift F7N
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2019, 03:08:52 pm »
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Re: Supermarine Swift F7N
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2019, 04:35:19 am »
Beautiful  :wub:
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