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Xtrakit 1/72 scale Supermarine Scimitar F.1

Build Navy! Xtrakit’s 1/72 scale Scimitar fills a hole in many Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm collections. Supermarine’s tidy, single-seat jet fighter served from 1958 to 1969.

By Phil Pignataro
Published: December 18, 2009
72 scale supermarine scimitar f.1 1

Supermarine Aviation’s long and distinguished history of building fighter aircraft came to a close in the 1950s with the Scimitar, last in a lineage most famous for the Spitfire. Overshadowed by the Sea Vixen as an interceptor, and passed by the Buccaneer as a low-level attacker, the Scimitar eventually served as an inflight refueling aircraft for those two planes. However, the Scimitar’s innovative design did introduce swept-wing aircraft to the Royal Navy.

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