Supermarine Scimitar Aircraft



Scimitar F.1, Yeovilton

Production Details

Design Company:

Supermarine Aviation Works (Vickers) Ltd

First Flight:

31 August 1951

Type 508:

1 - Supermarine

Type 525:

1 - Supermarine

Type 529:

1 - Supermarine

Scimitar Prototype:

3 - Supermarine

Scimitar F.1:

76 - Supermarine

Type Specification

Applies to:

Supermarine Scimitar F.1

Type:

Single seat naval fighter

Wing:

Cantilever mid-wing monoplane. Swept back, all metal three spar structure

Fuselage:

All metal semi-monocoque structure

Tail Unit:

Cantilever monoplane type with all moving tailplane mounted part way up fin

Landing Gear:

Retractable tricycle type

Power Plant:

Two 11,250 lb st Rolls-Royce Avon 202 turbojets

Accommodation:

Single Martin-Baker 4C or 4CS ejection seat in pressurised and air conditioned cockpit

Armament:

Fixed armament of four 30 mm Aden guns in bottom of engine nacelle fairings and Sidewinder Air-to-Air Missiles

Dimensions

Span:

37 ft 2 in

Length:

55 ft 4 in

Height:

15 ft 3 in

Wing Area:

484.9 sq ft

Weights

Empty:

23,962 lb

Loaded:

34,200 lb

Performance

Max Speed:

Mach 0.968 at sea level

Service Ceiling:

46,000 ft

Normal Range:

1,422 miles

Preserved in British Museums

Scimitar F.1:

XD317 - Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton Airfield - Display XD332 - Solent Sky, Southampton - Stored

Web Sites

http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/scimitar/ http://www.flug-revue.rotor.com/FRTypen/FRScimit.htm