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SUPERMARINE SCIMITAR

A naval fighter aircraft operated by the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm from 1958 until 1969. It was a large single-seat, twin-engined naval carrier-borne interceptor fighter and strike aircraft. The first operational squadron (No 803) was formed in the summer of 1958 and embarked on HMS Victorious in the following September.

Overall the Scimitar suffered from a high loss rate; 39 were lost in a number of accidents, amounting to 51% of the Scimitar’s total production run