posted on Mar, 30 2006 @ 06:26 AM
I love the look of the 508, this design was later refitted with swept wings and a Hunter style cruciform swept tail, as the 525, and in a more
delveloped version it entered service as the Scimitar F.1 and was the first RN aircraft to carry an atomic bomb.
If I may be pedantic, that other picture is not a swift, it is a Supermarine 510, which was just an Attacker fitted with swept flying surfaces (as you
describe it) experimentally. The Americans fitted the F-86 with swept wings and got a thoroughbred, when Supermarine did it they just got a swept wing
The first prototype of the Swift was the Supermarine 535 and the first in service version was the 541, both were considerably different to and bigger
than the 510, which was related to the Swift in the same way that the EAP was related to the Typhoon.
Supermarine 510 - Swept wing Attacker
Supermarine 541 Swift F.1
[edit on 30-3-2006 by waynos]