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Kit JX-04 Supermarine Swift is a 1/27 built up scale model jet. Includes
a vacuum-molded canopy.
The Swift was a swept-winged, single seat jet fighter. It was rushed
into production at a time of great tension between the Communist
powers and the Western allies. It was produced for the RAF under
the 'Super Priority Programme' in November 1950. During development
of the Swift fighter the F.4 prototype WK198 set a number of records.
On July 5 1953 it set point to point records for London-Paris of
669.3 mph and 664.3 mph. On September 25, 1953 at Tripoli in Libya
it set a world air speed record of 737.3 mph. The Swift thus became
the last British production aircraft to hold this record.
This kit includes a full-size rolled plan, building
instructions, hand sorted and weighed printed balsa and balsa strip wood, vacuum-formed
canopy, wire, TissueCal™ markings,
and Easy Built Lite tissue in light grey, dark grey, and evergreen.
You will need a hobby knife, fine
sandpaper, building board, glue,
and catapult rubber.
JX-04 Supermarine Swift
Class: Scale flyer, 1:27 scale
Building Skill / Flying Skill: Easy / Easy
Extra vacuum-molded canopy. Price: $3.26
Extra TissueCal markings for the Swift. Price: $ 3.46
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