Supermarine Attacker

Manufacturer Supermarine
Country United Kingdom
New price USD 0.049 million (1951)

The Supermarine Attacker is a British single-seat naval jet fighter designed and produced by aircraft manufacturer Supermarine for the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm (FAA).

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Supermarine Attacker specifications

General

Manufacturer
Supermarine
Manufactured
1950 - 1953
Country
United Kingdom
New purchase price
USD 0.049 million (1951)

Aircraft performance

Engine:
1x Rolls-Royce Nene
Jet
Power:
5,000 pound-force
Max Cruise Speed:
513 Kts
950 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
95 Kts
Travel range:
1,035 Nm
1,917 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
45,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
6350 feet / minute
32.26meter / second

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
7,870 Kg
17,350 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
5,900 Kg
13,007 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
543 gallon
2,055 liter

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About the Supermarine Attacker

The Supermarine Attacker is a British single-seat naval jet fighter designed and produced by aircraft manufacturer Supermarine for the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm (FAA). The type has the distinction of being the first jet fighter to enter operational service with the FAA.

In order to rapidly introduce jet aircraft to Navy service, Supermarine proposed adapting their most advanced piston-powered design, the Supermarine Spiteful, with a new fuselage for the Rolls-Royce Nene engine. Performing its maiden flight on 27 July 1946, the flight testing phase of development was protracted due to several issues, including handling difficulties. The first Attackers were introduced to FAA service in August 1951.

Common to the majority of other first-generation jet fighters, the Attacker had a relatively short service life before being replaced; this was due to increasingly advanced aircraft harnessing the jet engine being rapidly developed during the 1950s and 1960s. Despite its retirement by the FAA during 1954, only three years following its introduction, the Attacker would be adopted by the newly formed Pakistan Air Force, who would continue to operate the type possibly as late as 1964.

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