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Offline Daryl J.

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Supermarine Swift
« on: September 29, 2013, 02:25:08 AM »
FR.5, US Army.  Chaff/flare dispensers.   Presumably the T-33 engine would fit.
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Re: Supermarine Swift
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2013, 04:27:12 AM »
In the schemes of any of the Hawker Hunter operators.
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Re: Supermarine Swift
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2013, 04:28:12 AM »
Maybe as a carrier fighter?
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Re: Supermarine Swift
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2013, 02:54:58 AM »
Hot dog! A new tool FR.5 is coming.
Canada, Norway, Greece, Turkey, US Army-Vietnam, RAF Iraq 1991, and Khemed.
And that's before whiffy work creates some shape changes.
So what if it has the reputation of being the Hunter's idiot cousin.  ;D
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Re: Supermarine Swift
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2013, 03:11:44 AM »
Hot dog! A new tool FR.5 is coming.

Photos?
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Re: Supermarine Swift
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2013, 03:21:24 AM »
Hot dog! A new tool FR.5 is coming.

Photos?

According to the rumours Greg, Airfix are issueing a 1/48 kit in 2014.  Not confirmed is the scale though, because the rumours started when someone on Britmodeller pre-empted the posting of picutres in Airfix' Advent Calendar which is supposed to drop hints as to what will be released next year.  A Swift was identified before the thread was removed ---

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Re: Supermarine Swift
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2013, 03:31:01 AM »
US Army edition:  Stateside test markings, around the same time the Gina and Skyhawk were being evaluated.  Overall Army green like the AH-1's of the time and red or orange tips.   

Edit:  what I saw of the Swift was detailed to the level of the Sea Vixen and Javelin making me think 1:48.  My Whiffverse wants for US Army aircraft are much better served in 1:72, but I'm rather Luddite about staying in 1:48.  :-\
« Last Edit: November 30, 2013, 03:35:56 AM by Daryl J. »
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Re: Supermarine Swift
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2013, 06:53:23 AM »
Edit:  what I saw of the Swift was detailed to the level of the Sea Vixen and Javelin making me think 1:48.  My Whiffverse wants for US Army aircraft are much better served in 1:72, but I'm rather Luddite about staying in 1:48.  :-\

 :oLuddite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Does that apply to all adherents to the old ways of 1/48? ;D

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Re: Supermarine Swift
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2013, 12:21:32 PM »
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Does that apply to all adherents to the old ways of 1/48?

Nope.  Just that part of my Whiffverse.    U.S. Army Harrier ---Airfix GR.1.   Gina---Meng.  A-4B---Airfix.  F-20 with a recce nose---Hasegawa.  Swift----Xtrakit.     In 1/48 there is the shockingly expensive and even more rare Hasegawa A-4B that's tooled at modern standards.    That's it.    And I'm hesitating at converting my Hasegawa A-4Charlie  into anything at all.    ::)

So I welcome the Swift.  (And the Gina too......but that's a different thread's subject matter.)   And should it prove to be 1/72 scale, no worries.   :)
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Re: Supermarine Swift
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2013, 10:58:19 AM »
Note to self:   American flown, named Chubba the Thick Skinned Pie Pig.


Someone elsewhere said the Swift looked corpulent as though it had eaten a Hunter and all of its pies.   And with its PITA double skinning.....
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Re: Supermarine Swift
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2013, 08:01:09 PM »
The 2014 Airfix Sqift is a 1/72 FR5, it's pictured in their web catalogue, albeit only in an 'all grey' finish so far.
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Re: Supermarine Swift
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2018, 08:10:08 AM »
Found on Facebook.  :smiley:  ;D

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Re: Supermarine Swift
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2018, 02:20:13 AM »
That needs to be built.
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Re: Supermarine Swift
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2018, 03:42:16 AM »
It was going to be:
The aircraft planned for the conversion was FR.5 WK277
http://www.rafjever.org/2sqnpic024.htm

WK277 is the Swift in the Newark Air Museum.




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Re: Supermarine Swift
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2018, 01:18:07 AM »
I meant in model form.
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