WK275: The Restoration and Preservation of the Last Supermarine Swift F4

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WK275: The Restoration and Preservation of the Last Supermarine Swift F4

WK275 is a unique historic airframe and the only Supermarine Swift F4 left in the world. The aircraft spent 46 years outside an army surplus store before being purchased off eBay in 2012 and restored by Jet Art Aviation to static display condition. November 2017 marks the first anniversary since WK275 was completely restored and found a new home with Vulcan to the Sky Trust.

Guy Ellis sets the scene of the importance of Britain’s early jets, covers the development of the Swift, which puts WK275 in context, then traces the heritage of that aircraft, its operational life, how it was acquired and finally the full story of its restoration with a plethora of detailed photographs, drawings and publicity images. The Swift pioneered the second generation of jet fighters and by recording the full story of one special aircraft, Guy Ellis has delivered a fitting tribute to British ingenuity. Ideal for exhibit visitors, vintage aircraft enthusiasts, restorers and Supermarine aficionados.

  • Format: Hardback
  • Product Pages: 160