Supermarine F.1 'Scimitar'
|  Base model:||F.1|
|  Equivalent to:|| Type 544 |
|  Basic role:||Fighter (UK)|
|  First Flew:||1956/01/19|
|  Length:|| 55' 3"|| 16.8 m|
|  Height:||17' 4"|| 5.2 m|
|  Wingspan:|| 37' 2"|| 11.3 m|
|  Wingarea:|| 484.9 sq ft|| 45.0 sq m|
|  Gross Weight:|| 23,962 lb|| 10,867 kg|
|  Max Weight:|| 34,200 lb|| 15,510 kg|
|  No. of Engines:|| 2|
|  Powerplant:|| Rolls-Royce Avon RA.24|
|  Thrust (each):||11,250 lb|| 5,102 kg|
|  Range:|| 1,422 miles|| 2,289 km|
|  Cruise Speed:|| 570 mph|| 917 km/h|| 495 kt|
|  Max Speed:|| 747 mph|| 1,202 km/h|| 649 kt|
|  Ceiling:|| 46,000 ft|| 14,020 m|
Examples of this type may be found at
F.1 on display
Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum
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Recent comments by our visitors
| Rick Ramsden|
Adelaide. South Australia., OTH
| Saw one of these go through the sound barrier at R.N.A.S Culdrose air display in about 1960. Broke several shop windows in Helston, or so the story goes. We also had them onboard HMS Hermes with the Vixens and Gannet AEW3'sC "C" flight. I was seving on that flight at the time. Bins under the integral fuel tanks were a problem in rough weather. |
12/06/2009 @ 22:19 [ref: 25396]
| graham place|
| Question from Peter D in Australia.re Scimitar XD277.
A/C CRASHED OFF SINGAPORE 6TH MARCH 1966 .SALVAGED AND SOLD AS SCRAP IN SINGAPORE.
PILOT INJURED BUT OK.
10/22/2008 @ 07:59 [ref: 22904]
| Chris Drury|
| Worked on these leaky buckets on 736 Training Squadron at Lossiemouth during the good old days of 1964. Remember having to arrange dustbins under the wings to catch the drips every day and sweeping the hangar accumulating mountains of fuel soaked sawdust.
No fond memories of these - sorry!
Ex. Mechanician (radio) then we were all made Tifs. in the end. Exited Navy 1986. Now in OZ.
11/01/2005 @ 18:36 [ref: 11626]
| Terry Hutchinson|
| How could anyone love a Scimitar.
My encounters were in 1958 at:-
1. Boscombe Down Initial trials
2. Vickers at Weybridge [cold weather trials in the giant fridge.
3. Victorious trials
It leaked from every joint and nothing was accessable. I believe it went from drawing board to production in less than a year. What a disaster.
03/23/2005 @ 16:41 [ref: 9786]
| Peter Duhig|
Perth. Western Australia, NT
| Naval Pensioner. Ex Aircraft Mechanician 1. (A/E).
Retired from Navy 1970.
Seking details of Scimitar Aircraft XD 277.
Serving on 800 (front Line)Squadron from late 1959.
Witnessed final construction of this aircraft (Swindon)
prior to Squadron delivery . Lossiemouth Naval Air Station..
Appointed to be it`s first crew chief. (Port watch teams)
Loved and cared for her until late 1961.
Knew her every screw, nut and bolt!
Great servicing team comprising one Airframe, one Engine, one Electrical (Mechanics).
Part time Radar/ Radio guy.
Served Losiemouth, HMS Ark Royal, Middle east and North sea
Lost touch with A/C on leaving Lossiemouth for Singapore.. late 1962.
Can anyone enlighten me on her final days?
Was she scrapped, lost in flight accident or gracefullt retired.
All messages answered.
02/21/2005 @ 06:22 [ref: 9492]