1/48 FalconSupermarine Swift FR5

Gallery Article byBill Clark


"The Supermarine Swift FR5, In II(ac) Sqn markings as based in Gutersloh in Germany ca. 1957ish. This is a Falcon 1/48th scale Vacuum formed kit. This kit is fairly old - but is as good as they come - apart from maybe a dodgy fuselage to nose join! 


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The white metal used on the undercarriage is fairly soft too!! 
As an aircraft the Swift Fighter was a failure, but in the Fighter /Recc role - as depicted here - was  a great success. Trouble was, by the time The Swift evolved into  a good aircraft, The RAF had decided to put all of their FR eggs in the "Hunter" basket! But that is another story."

Enjoy the photos.

Bill Clark


Photos and text by Bill Clark