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Supermarine Scimitar

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Ancestors

VX133 profile

Type 508 VX133, Vickers-Supermarine, RAE Boscombe Down, 1951; author
As first flown on 31st August 1951
Overall natural metal

VX136 profile

Type 529 VX136, Vickers-Supermarine, RAE Boscombe Down, 1952; author
As first flown on 29th August 1952; slightly extended tail cone and strakes in front of fins
Overall natural metal

VX138 profile

Type 525 VX138, Vickers-Supermarine, RAE Boscombe Down, 1954; author
As first flown on 27th April 1954
Overall natural metal

VX138 profile

Type 525 VX138, Vickers-Supermarine, Chilbolton, 1954; author
Enlarged fin and engine bay intakes added
Overall cream scheme applied in September for Farnborough SBAC show

VX138 profile

Type 525 VX138, Vickers-Supermarine, RAE Boscombe Down, 1955; author
Dogtooth wing leading edges added; as lost on 5th July 1955
Mock naval scheme of Extra Dark Sea Grey and Sky; serial position is a guess

Prototype

WT854 profile

N.113D WT854, Vickers-Supermarine, RAE Boscombe Down, 1956; author
As first flown on 20th January 1956
Early naval scheme of Extra Dark Sea Grey and White

Production Aircraft

XD221 profile

F.1 XD221 of 700X NAS (Scimitar Intensive Flying Trials Unit), RNAS Ford, 1957; author
Early style of nose cone
Early naval scheme of Extra Dark Sea Grey and White

XD223 profile

F.1 XD223 of 700X NAS (Scimitar Intensive Flying Trials Unit), RNAS Ford, 1958; author
Photo-reconaissance nose cone
Early naval scheme of Extra Dark Sea Grey and White

XD277 profile

F.1 XD277 of 800 NAS, HMS Ark Royal, 1961; author
Standard nose cone, IFR probe, drop tanks and practice bombs
Standard naval scheme of Extra Dark Sea Grey and White

XD326 profile

F.1 XD326 of 804 NAS, HMS Hermes, 1961; author
Standard nose cone, drop tanks and 2 inch rockets
Standard naval scheme of Extra Dark Sea Grey and White

XD321 profile

F.1 XD321 of 807 NAS, HMS Centaur, 1961; author
Standard nose cone, drop tanks
Standard naval scheme of Extra Dark Sea Grey and White

XD268 profile

F.1 XD268 of A&AEE Weapons Flight (Bullpup missile trials, ex 803 NAS, HMS Victorious), West Freugh, 1962; author
PR nose cone, under-belly camera pod, Bullpup missiles
Standard naval scheme of Extra Dark Sea Grey and White

XD239 profile

F.1 XD239 of 736 NAS, RNAS Lossiemouth, 1962; author
Standard nose cone, IFR probe, practice bombs and AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles
Standard naval scheme of Extra Dark Sea Grey and White

XD250 profile

F.1 XD250 of 803 NAS, HMS Hermes, 1964; author
Standard nose cone, IFR probe, 1000lb bombs
Standard naval scheme of Extra Dark Sea Grey and White

XD229 profile

F.1 XD229 of the Royal Aircraft Establishment, West Freugh, 1966; author
Early nose cone, practice bombs
One-off scheme of Powder Blue and White

XD243 profile

F.1 XD243 of 800(B) NAS, HMS Eagle, 1966; author
Standard nose cone, IFR probe, drop tanks
Standard naval scheme of Extra Dark Sea Grey and White

XD317 profile

F.1 XD317 of Airwork Services Ltd's Fleet Requirements Unit, Hurn, 1969; author
Harley light nose cone, drop tanks
Standard naval scheme of Extra Dark Sea Grey and White