Thunder & Lightnings

Supermarine Scimitar - Survivors

Preserved Scimitar XD317
Preserved Scimitar XD317 at Yeovilton; author

Like its predecessor the Swift, the Scimitar has not done well in retirement. The astonishing accident rate and the low production run together with a lot of hasty scrapping means that only three full examples survive.

Click on the serial of a survivor entry for further information. Please comment on any individual survivor entry you feel requires an update!

Complete aircraft

SerialMarkOwner & locationUpdated
XD220F.1Empire State Aerosciences Museum, Schenectady, New York, USA21/04/2012
XD317F.1Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, Somerset04/11/2021
XD332F.1Solent Sky (stored), Timsbury, Hampshire03/05/2021

Nose/cockpit/other sections

SerialMarkOwner & locationUpdated
WT859Type 544Boscombe Down Aviation Collection, Old Sarum Airfield, Wiltshire14/06/2020
SerialMarkOwner & locationUpdated
SimulatorF.1City of Norwich Aviation Museum, Norwich Airport, Norfolk21/04/2007
XD215F.1Nick Parker, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
XD235F.1Tony Collins, Lavendon, Buckinghamshire02/08/2021