The Supermarine Swift kit is a 1:27 built up scale model jet.
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 printed balsa and balsa strip wood, vacuum-molded canopy, wire, TissueCal™ markings, and Easy Built Lite tissue in light grey, dark grey, and evergreen. To build this model you will need a building board, hobby knife, fine sandpaper, glue and catapult rubber.
Includes a soft grip knife, 5 blades, straight point tweezers, 5.5" x 9" Self Healing Cutting Mat, Jet Instant glue, Jet Super glue, Jet Tips, Uhu glue stick, Sobo canopy glue, MagnaBoard XL™ set, Minus Magnets 20 pack, and Rubber Powered Model Airplanes book. Save 20% off individually priced items.item B329 Price: $78.15
Excludes the book on rubber power and the Uhu stick. Includes a soft grip knife, 5 blades, straight point tweezers, 5.5" x 9" Self Healing Cutting Mat, Jet Instant glue, Jet Super glue, Jet Tips, Sobo canopy glue, MagnaBoard XL™ set, and Minus Magnets 20 pack. Save 20% off individually priced items.item B332 Price: $64.95
Includes Sanding Stick with 120, 240, 320, 400, and 600 grit belts, Pull Saw Blade, K5 Heavy Duty Knife with beveled blade, Narrow Keyhole Saw Blades 5 pack, Curved Tip Tweezers, 1/16" Ball Tip Burnisher, Jewelers Needle Point Awl, Steel Ruler 6" x 1" with drill gauge, 15 piece drill set (1.05mm - 2mm). Save 15% off individually priced items.item B330 Price: $43.08
Includes a 10:1 winder, moldable nose weight, FAI SuperSport rubber 32 feet each 3/32", 1/8", and 3/16" and 32 feet EBM 1/16" rubber. Save 25% off individually priced items.item B331 Price: $29.06
If you want to convert your jet to rubber powered flight, Read Matthew Payne's detailed notes and diagrams of his very successful conversion of another of our jets. Flies great!