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Supermarine Swift Arrives at Solent Sky

Photo: Supermarine Swift 7 XF114 arriving at Solent Sky in June. Solent Sky

 

Supermarine Swift 7 XF114 arriving at Solent Sky in June. Solent Sky

Southampton’s Solent Sky museum has taken delivery of Supermarine Swift 7 XF114.  The well-travelled sole survivor of its mark has been with the collection for many years but has been in deep store since 2005.  The airframe is particularly relevant for Solent Sky, as it was built at nearby Woolston in 1956.  It was used for air-to-air missile tests and then for fast-jet familiarisation and lead-in training for Royal Navy pilots.  It was struck off charge in April 1967.

The aircraft is now on limited display, but Solent Sky says it needs a lot of help to restore this local machine and build an exhibition to properly display it.

 

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