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Supermarine Swift


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The Swift, perhaps because of its poor reputation in early service, has not fared well in retirement. Only four Swifts appear to have been preserved plus a Swift ancestor (the type 510) and assorted airframe sections.

Complete aircraft

SerialMarkOwner & locationUpdated
VV106Type 510/517Fleet Air Arm Museum Store, RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset25/04/2008
SerialMarkOwner & locationUpdated
WK275F.4Tim Wood, North Yorkshire25/08/2021
SerialMarkOwner & locationUpdated
WK277FR.5Newark Air Museum, Winthorpe, Nottinghamshire03/12/2020
WK281FR.5Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, Tangmere, West Sussex02/12/2020
SerialMarkOwner & locationUpdated
XF114 (G-SWIF)F.7Solent Sky (stored off-site), Southampton, Hampshire07/10/2008

Nose/cockpit/other sections

SerialMarkOwner & locationUpdated
Simulator (WK272?)F.4Solent Sky, Southampton, Hampshire07/10/2008
WK198F.4Privately owned, Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey04/02/2011
SerialMarkOwner & locationUpdated
SimulatorFR.5Newark Air Museum, Winthorpe, Nottinghamshire02/04/2009
SerialMarkOwner & locationUpdated
XF113F.7Boscombe Down Aviaton Collection, Old Sarum Airfield, Wiltshire14/06/2020

The nose at Southampton was used as a synthetic procedures trainer; the actual identity of the original aircraft it came from is a little unclear (at one point it was even thought that it was from VV119, one of the prototypes) but the museum have narrowed it down to either WK272 or WK282 based on the date of manufacture.