The Scimitar was the last fighter designed and produced by Supermarine. When introduced in 1957, it was the largest and heaviest aircraft to operate off of a British carrier. Powered by two Rolls-Royce Avon non-afterburning engines, the Scimitar could exceed Mach 1 in a dive. It was the Fleet Air Arm’s primary strike fighter until being replaced by the Blackburn Buccaneer in the mid 1960s.
This book on the Scimitar is packed full of large black and white photos, as well as two pages of colour profiles, and a four-view colour painting of the Scimitar flown by the author.