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Vickers Supermarine Attacker F1

WA473/102/J - Vickers Supermarine Attacker

25/07/1951 - to RNAS Culdrose RDU
17/08/1951 – allocated to 800NAS
04/10/1951 - to 800NAS at RNAS Ford and coded '102/J'
03/1952 - onto HMS Eagle with 800NAS
22/04/1952 – transferred to 702NAS at Culdrose as 197
05/1952 - with 702NAS the Naval Jet Evaluation and Training Unit at RNAS Culdrose coded '196/CW' until 07/1952
14/05/1952 - force landing - little damage
26/08/1952 - unit task complete, redesignated 736NAS
26/09/1952 - to Vickers Supermarine, South Marston
06/05/1953 - to RNAS Abbotsinch RDU
21/07/1953 – to RNAS Culdrose
22/09/1953 – allocated to 736NAS at Culdrose
09/11/1953 – to RNAS Lossiemouth with 736NAS as 116 (Operation Solitaire)
01/1954 - still at RNAS Lossiemouth with 736NAS as '116/LM'
25/08/1954 – to RNAS Ford
30/08/1954 - withdrawn to Airwork General Trading at Gatwick
08/1956 - to Lasham
12/12/1956 – to RNAS Abbotsinch
01/1957 - onto pole as gate guard at RNAS Abbotsinch in 803NAS markings as '146/J'
16/06/1958 – WOC
17/05/1963 - removed from pole for inspection by team from FAAM
27/06/1963 - returned to pole
01/08/1963 - removed from pole
05/09/1963 - noted on Queen Mary trailer in Paisley on its way to FAAM
09/1963 - arrived at FAAM

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Role - Single seat fighter

Manufacturers - Vickers Supermarine

Power Plant - One 5,000lbs thrust Rolls Royce Nene 3

Wingspan - 36ft 11ins

Length - 37ft 6ins

Height - 9ft 11ins

Weight - 12,211lbs loaded

Max Speed - 590mph at sea level

Range - 1,190 miles with auxiliary ventral tank


Other exhibits in this hall

  • de Havilland Sea Vampire de Havilland Sea Vampire
  • Vickers Supermarine Scimitar F1 Vickers Supermarine Scimitar F1
  • Hawker Sea Hawk Hawker Sea Hawk
  • Blackburn Buccaneer S1 Blackburn Buccaneer S1
  • Westland Wessex HU5 Westland Wessex HU5
  • McDonnell Phantom FG1 McDonnell Phantom FG1
  • Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S2B Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S2B
  • de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW2 de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW2
  • Fairey Gannet COD4 (XA466) Fairey Gannet COD4 (XA466)

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