Aircraft Photo of WA473 | Supermarine Attacker F1 | UK - Navy | #43447
Registration / Serial:WA473
Military Code:J-102
Aircraft Original Type:Supermarine Attacker
Aircraft Generic Type:Supermarine Attacker
Aircraft Version:Supermarine Attacker F1
C/n (msn):
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:YeoviltonMap
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:ICAO: EGDY   IATA: YEO   Local: -   Other: -
Collection:Fleet Air Arm Museum
Photo Date:23 October 2014
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 43447
Photo Comment

The Attacker was the FAA's first jet fighter but suffered from deficiencies that led to it quickly being superseded, the main problem being that the tail wheel undercarriage made it difficult to land on aircraft carriers. This is the only surviving example and was built at South Marston factory in 1951. It served with 702 and 736 Naval Squadrons but was then displayed on a pole at RNAS Abbotsinch before being saved by the FAA Museum in 1961.

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