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Offline andrewj

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Supermarine Swift T8
« on: May 15, 2018, 11:20:48 am »
The little known Supermarine Swift T8 was a two seat trainer version of the Swft F4, they were used for conversion and continuity training by units equipped with the Swift fighter and reconnaissance aircraft.  Popularly know as the "Tadpole" in RAF service , the accidental application of "area rule" acctually gave these aircraft a slightly better performance than the single seat Swifts and made them very popular with squadrons as hacks or communication aircraft.









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Re: Supermarine Swift T8
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2018, 11:24:17 am »
Magic!  :thumbsup:

That works very well indeed, specially in the silver/yellow scheme.
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Re: Supermarine Swift T8
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2018, 01:54:40 pm »
Now that is absolutely brilliant.
I love it to bits.
Not an idea I would have come up with, but I have to say fantastic.
Who would have thought of doing a two seat Swift, especialy a side by side..
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Re: Supermarine Swift T8
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2018, 02:08:27 pm »
Now I like that. It looks so right  ;D
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Re: Supermarine Swift T8
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2018, 03:28:53 pm »
WOW! Got any build pictures?
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Re: Supermarine Swift T8
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2018, 03:35:56 pm »
Excellent.  What a great idea!

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Re: Supermarine Swift T8
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2018, 08:31:52 pm »
I've had a Swift 2-seater in mind for a while, but tandem.
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Re: Supermarine Swift T8
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2018, 11:35:31 pm »
Cracker!

I hovered over the thread title and wondered 'has he done tandem or side-by-side' and was delighted when I discovered!

Maybe you've finally found a use for all those Swift fighter airframes that went straight into storage...?

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Re: Supermarine Swift T8
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2018, 02:47:29 am »
Another interesting project   :thumbsup:
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Re: Supermarine Swift T8
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2018, 02:55:08 am »
This is nice - even though the front end (still) looks very Hunter-ish and the nose looks (to me ) a bit long? Love the paint scheme, so colorful!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Supermarine Swift T8
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2018, 03:40:25 am »
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Re: Supermarine Swift T8
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2018, 06:10:53 am »
A brace of Super Swifts  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Supermarine Swift T8
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2018, 03:14:00 pm »
Very smart - and it looks so right! :thumbsup:

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Re: Supermarine Swift T8
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2018, 03:26:04 pm »
Except it's not a Swift he's used as a basis - it's a Project X/Whirlybird Supermarine Type 545.
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Re: Supermarine Swift T8
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2018, 12:46:45 am »
In actual fact it's a Rareplanes Swift FR5 with a Matchbox Hunter nose.

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