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    Supermarine Swift move.......

    It is anticipated that Swift G-SWIF, ex XF 114 will arrive at the Solent Sky Museum sometime next week if all plans go according to the plan.
    http://www.flightmemory.com/ I have been round the world 11.83 times!

    #2
    Good to hear!

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      #3
      That's great news if true, it really deserves to be in the public gaze. Has it been fully restored or will it be arriving as a project?
      "Talking about airplanes is a very pleasant mental disease." Sergei Sikorsky

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        #4
        A shame she never made it to airworthiness

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          #5
          Is the poor old Supermarine Scimitar XD332 still mouldering outside there, or has it finally been put undercover?



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            #6
            The Swift was looking pretty complete when I saw it last year at its secret location, but ashamed to say I did not pay it enough attention due to other committments at the time.

            The Swift is going to be installed in the new Solent Sky Experimental Hangar.

            No information on the Scimitar.
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              #7
              Would have made sense to loan the beautiful example that is outdoors at Doncaster?
              pb::

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                #8
                Swift was unloaded today.
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                  #9
                  Interesting: the photo doesn't correspond to the comment made at post #6. Looks much as it was when it was in Eric Heywood's care at Hurn.

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                    #10
                    Agreed, as I said, I did not pay it a lot of attention at that time due to other priorities in the area. At least it will now be under cover with hopefully, an interesting diorama to tell a story.
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                      #11
                      Before this Swift was in the care of Jet Heritage it was pretty complete. I read that it was dismantled for potential airworthy restoration until corrosion was found in some key parts (windscreen frame I recall?)

                      Were all of the parts kept with the airframe? Can it be reassembled fully again?

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                        #12
                        And there I was hopin g to see a fully restored, or atleast painted aircraft. They will have their hands full with that restoration .

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Sadsack
                          Would have made sense to loan the beautiful example that is outdoors at Doncaster?
                          I'm pretty sure that one isn't outside

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                            #14
                            Thanks for the pic Newforest, glad she's seeing the light of day again. Is the plan to display her semi-restored as a kind of technical exhibit?
                            "Talking about airplanes is a very pleasant mental disease." Sergei Sikorsky

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                              #15
                              Vulcan, Swift and Canberra have been outside nearly a year now.
                              pb::

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                                #16
                                Not now being directly involved in the future plans, I assume it will not be completely restored as it is the centerpiece of the new exhibit 'Supermarine's jet prototype workshop'.
                                http://www.flightmemory.com/ I have been round the world 11.83 times!

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by SADSACK
                                  Vulcan, Swift and Canberra have been outside nearly a year now.
                                  Swift remained in Hangar 1 when the Vulcan and Canberra moved outdoors. It was transferred back to Hangar 3 for the launch of the book about its history and restoration at the start of November 2017, and as far as I am aware, it is still in there.

                                  Newforest - Sorry for the diversion from the thread topic. Hopefully, G-SWIF will one day be returned to a similar state of beauty as WK275. Does look a long a way to go though

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                                    #18
                                    Back in January 2018 a couple of photos were posted on UKAR, in which you can just make out the Swift outside at Doncaster next to XH558 on the right hand side; not sure if it is still in that location!

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                                      #19
                                      Hi All,
                                      Nothing outside on the Google maps satellite so I can only guess they are both indoors.....

                                      While looking for swift images I did come across this image below and shows that although the outer restoration is very good under the bonnet so to
                                      speak is a very different story and has made me more appreciative of the work restorers even more. Obviously if time and money no object I assume
                                      all the inner workings of an aircraft would be restored to a reasonable standard for those who would like to see all the aircraft in it's entirety restored just
                                      short of airworthiness ?

                                      It does indicate the actual amount of work that is required when taking these idols of ours apart then returning them into the varying stages of restored
                                      preservation whether it be cosmetic or airworthy that sometimes we all forget at times from the smallest of parts to the major parts all in all I applaud
                                      anybody who takes these projects on especially with ltd time and money, I thank you all.....

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                                      Last edited by 1batfastard; 8th June 2018, 19:38.

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                                        #20
                                        There is plenty of documented sightings and photographs of the Swift outside at Doncaster.

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