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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} British jet fighter {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.49 "Weapons of Victory"]].
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a Rank {{Specs|rank}} British jet fighter {{Battle-rating|2}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.49 "Weapons of Victory"]].
 
[[File:HMS Eagle (R05) flight deck at Gibraltar c1953.jpg|thumbnail|right|Attackers on-board HMS Eagle ]]
 
[[File:HMS Eagle (R05) flight deck at Gibraltar c1953.jpg|thumbnail|right|Attackers on-board HMS Eagle ]]
  
Following the Sea Fury in the Fleet Air Arm branch is the first operational carrier-based jet in the Royal Navy’s arsenal, the Supermarine Attacker. The Attacker was Britain's first naval jet and offers good all-around performance for a first generation jet design, as well as varied ground attack and fighter-bomber capabilities. Available to research after the Sea Fury, the Attacker is a different approach to jet fighter aircraft by comparison to the Meteors, Vampire or Venom.
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Following on from the Sea Fury in the Fleet Air Arm branch is the first operational carrier based jet within the Royal Navy’s arsenal, the Supermarine Attacker. The Attacker is Britain's first Naval jet and offers good all round performance for a first generation jet design as well as ground attack and fighter bomber payload capabilities for a variety of situations. Available to research after the Sea Fury, the Attacker is a different approach
 
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The most unique and unusual trait of the Attacker is its tail dragger configuration and wing mounted armament. As the wing and undercarriage was shared with another of Supermarine’s aircraft, the Spiteful, the Attacker is the only British jet of the period to have a wing mounted cannon armament. Unlike the other British jet fighters which adopt nose mounted configurations, the 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk V cannons on the Attacker do require careful use of convergence much like the Sea Fury and Seafires before it as a result of their positioning.
The most unique and unusual trait of the Attacker is its taildragger configuration and wing-mounted armament. As the wing and undercarriage are shared with another Supermarine aircraft, the Spiteful, the Attacker is the only British jet from its period to feature wing mounted cannon armament. Unlike other British jet fighters that adopt nose mounted configurations, the 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk V cannons on the Attacker do require careful use of convergence as a result of their positioning, much like the Sea Fury and Seafires.
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[[File:FighterImage_Shot 2015 07 28 13 04 55.jpg|thumbnail|right|X-Ray View of the Attacker FB.Mk 1]]
 
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Mounted in pairs with two in each wing, 624 rounds of Hispano ammunition is available to the cannons providing a greater capacity than the piston fighters before it. The Attacker can also amount 2 x 500 lb or 1,000 lb bombs as well as 12 x 76 mm RP-3 rockets with the GLBC Mk 3 and GRC Mk 8 Modifications respectively. This combined with the “Universal” or “Ground Targets” belts allows the Attacker to live up to its namesake, should pilots choose to use it in the fast ground attack fighter-bomber role.
Mounted in pairs with two in each wing, the Hispano cannons have 624 rounds of ammunition, more than the piston fighters before it. The Attacker can also mount 2 x 500 lb or 2 x 1,000 lb bombs as well as 12 x 76 mm RP-3 rockets with the GLBC Mk 3 and GRC Mk 8 modifications respectively. This combined with the universal or ground targets belts allows the Attacker to live up to its namesake, should pilots choose to use it in a fast ground-attack fighter-bomber role.
 
  
The unusual undercarriage is also very forgiving during landings, both on airfields and aircraft carriers. However, this can also prove to be a hindrance in simulator mode and for pilots who prefer cockpit view; the aircraft is indeed a taildragger. This results in an extremely restricted view on the ground and while landing, especially on a carrier.
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Utilizing the ''Air Targets'' be to jet fighter aircraft by comparison to the Meteors, Vampire or Venom.
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lt and adopting the pure fighter role in the Attacker is equally as effective thanks to the aircraft's good all round performance, a "Bubble" canopy that offers good all round visibility for simulator pilots as well as a set of air brakes situated in the wings to aid in slowing the aircraft and energy management.
  
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The unusual undercarriage is also very forgiving upon landing, both on land bases and aircraft carriers due to the wide track. However, this can also prove to be a hindrance for fans of the Simulator Battles game mode and pilots who prefer cockpit view, as the aircraft is indeed a "tail dragger". This causes extremely restricted view on the ground and when landing, especially on a carrier.
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Flight Performance ===
 
=== Flight Performance ===
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=== Survivability and armour ===
 
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* 38 mm Bulletproof glass - Armoured windscreen
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* 38 mm Bulletproof glass - Armored windscreen
* 12.7 mm Steel - Armour plate behind the pilot's seat
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* 12.7 mm Steel - Armor plate behind the pilot's seat
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Offensive armament ===
 
=== Offensive armament ===
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{{main|Hispano Mk.V (20 mm)}}
 
{{main|Hispano Mk.V (20 mm)}}
[[File:FighterImage_Shot 2015 07 28 13 04 55.jpg|thumbnail|right|X-Ray View of the Attacker FB.Mk 1]]
 
  
 
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=== Suspended armament ===
 
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* 2 x G.P. 1,000 lb Mk.I bombs (2,000 lb total
 
* 2 x G.P. 1,000 lb Mk.I bombs (2,000 lb total
 
* 12 x 76 mm RP-3 rockets
 
* 12 x 76 mm RP-3 rockets
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== Usage in battles ==
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== Usage in the battles ==
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Utilizing the ''Air Targets'' belt and adopting a pure fighter role in the Attacker is fairly effective thanks to the aircraft's good all-round performance. Its bubble canopy offers good all-around visibility for simulator pilots, and a set of air brakes situated in the wings aid in slowing the aircraft for energy management purposes.
 
 
 
 
===Modules===
 
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[[File:FighterImage_Supermarine 510 landing on HMS Illustrious (R87) 1950.jpg|thumbnail|right|The Supermarine 510 swept wing development of the Attacker would ultimately lead to the Swift]]
 
[[File:FighterImage_Supermarine 510 landing on HMS Illustrious (R87) 1950.jpg|thumbnail|right|The Supermarine 510 swept wing development of the Attacker would ultimately lead to the Swift]]
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=== Pros and cons ===
 
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
  
* Powerful armament consisting of 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk V cannons  
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* Powerful armament of 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk V cannons  
* Wide track undercarriage for easier, stable landings
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* Wide track undercarriage for easier and more stable landings
* Ability to land on carriers
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* Carrier arresting hook for extra versatility on realistic and simulator battle maps
* Clear visibility cockpit with good all-round vision  
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* Clear visibility cockpit with good all round vision  
 
* Good ground strike payloads for multi-role capabilities
 
* Good ground strike payloads for multi-role capabilities
 
* Air brakes
 
* Air brakes
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'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
  
* Poor acceleration
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* Poor Acceleration due to early jet technology
* Wing-mounted cannons prove to be lacking when compared to the nose-mounted armament of other jets
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* Cannons all mounted in the wings whilst other jets offer nose mounted armament  
* The taildragger gear configuration makes for difficult carrier take-off's and landings, particularly in simulator battles
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* "Tail dragger" configuration that makes for difficult carrier take-off's and landings, particularly in simulator battle
 
* Slow rate of climb
 
* Slow rate of climb
  
 
== History ==
 
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[[File:FighterImage_Supermarine Attacker TS413 on the ground 1947.jpg|thumbnail|left|Supermarine Type 398]]
 
[[File:FighterImage_Supermarine Attacker TS413 on the ground 1947.jpg|thumbnail|left|Supermarine Type 398]]
 
The Attacker was part of the first generation of jet aircraft to enter service with the Royal Navy and had the distinction of being the first operational combat jet on a British carrier. Whilst the Royal Air Force was already equipped with Meteors and Vampires, the Fleet Air Arm fell behind due to the difficulty of operating such a radical new technology from the Navy’s existing carriers. This was partially the reasoning the FAA showed interest in the Sea Fury and the later Griffon Seafires as a “make-do” solution.
 
The Attacker was part of the first generation of jet aircraft to enter service with the Royal Navy and had the distinction of being the first operational combat jet on a British carrier. Whilst the Royal Air Force was already equipped with Meteors and Vampires, the Fleet Air Arm fell behind due to the difficulty of operating such a radical new technology from the Navy’s existing carriers. This was partially the reasoning the FAA showed interest in the Sea Fury and the later Griffon Seafires as a “make-do” solution.
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After trials with the De Havilland Sea Vampire, the Navy wanted a jet aircraft that could be operated from its current ships. Supermarine’s failed Spitfire replacement, the Spiteful, was rejected by both the FAA and RAF due to already sufficient stocks of operational piston engine aircraft. However, this led to a jet engine design incorporating the same wing and undercarriage from the Spiteful, along with a tail wheel configuration as a result, and utilized a Rolls Royce Nene jet engine.
 
After trials with the De Havilland Sea Vampire, the Navy wanted a jet aircraft that could be operated from its current ships. Supermarine’s failed Spitfire replacement, the Spiteful, was rejected by both the FAA and RAF due to already sufficient stocks of operational piston engine aircraft. However, this led to a jet engine design incorporating the same wing and undercarriage from the Spiteful, along with a tail wheel configuration as a result, and utilized a Rolls Royce Nene jet engine.
  
This rather primitive and rushed design was operational from 1951; however it had an extremely short career - being taken out of front-line service by 1954. This was primarily due to the aircraft's limitations being a "tail-dragger" that made operating on anything other than the deck of an aircraft carrier problematic because of the jet exhaust. The rear tail wheel only made the already hazardous task of operating a jet on a carrier even more problematic for pilots.
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This rather primitive and rushed design was operational from 1951; however it had an extremely short career - being taken out of front-line service by 1954. This was primarily due to the aircraft's limitations being a “tail-dragger” that made operating on anything other than the deck of an aircraft carrier problematic because of the jet exhaust. The rear tail wheel only made the already hazardous task of operating a jet on a carrier even more problematic for pilots.
  
The Attacker quickly became superseded by the Hawker Sea Hawk and De Havilland Sea Venom, both of which were much more modern and refined designs featuring more powerful engines, tricycle undercarriages, and possessing superior performance. The Attacker did, however, serve as the base of Supermarine’s first swept-wing jet for the RAF, the Swift, as can be seen by the similarity of the nose and fuselage. It would also lead to the more successful Supermarine Scimitar naval jet fighter in the later part of the 1950s.
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The Attacker quickly became superseded by the Hawker Sea Hawk and De Havilland Sea Venom, both of which were much more modern and refined designs featuring more powerful engines, tricycle undercarriages, and possessing superior performance. The Attacker did however serve as the base of Supermarine’s first swept wing jet for the RAF, the Swift, as can be seen by the similarity of the nose and fuselage. It would also lead to the more successful Supermarine Scimitar naval jet fighter in the later part of the 1950's.
  
Whilst the Attacker saw no major service and was relatively short-lived from an operational standpoint, it nonetheless holds the distinction of being the very first of a very new breed of carrier-borne aircraft and the first chapter in a rapidly advancing era of aviation evolution.
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Whilst the Attacker saw no major service and was relatively short lived from an operational standpoint, it nonetheless holds the distinction of being the very first of a very new breed of carrier borne aircraft and the first chapter in a rapidly advancing era of aviation evolution.  
 
 
=== In-game description ===
 
Whilst the world’s leading air forces forged ahead with the development of new jet aircraft in the mid to late 1940s, naval aviation was left behind in the piston era due to the as of yet undefeated complexities of successfully operating jet aircraft from aircraft carriers. Whilst purpose designed naval jet aircraft were still embryonic in Britain, there was at least still some scope for converting land based jet aircraft.
 
 
 
Supermarine had enjoyed the premium position as the designer and manufacturer of fighter aircraft with the world-beating Spitfire, but were now in danger of being left behind by other British aviation companies who had moved ahead with jet fighters. The Supermarine Attacker was originally developed for the RAF as a land based jet in accordance with Spec E.10/44, with its prototype first flying in July 1946.
 
 
 
Powered by the Rolls-Royce Nene engine and using the laminar flow wing which had been successfully tested on the Spiteful, the Attacker failed to offer any performance advantage over the Meteor or Vampire and so was rejected by the RAF. The Fleet Air Arm, however, saw some potential in the aircraft’s navalised prototypes and pursued the design to carrier trials in October 1947.
 
 
The first production Supermarine Attacker flew in May 1950 and 800 Naval Air Squadron became the first front line jet fighter squadron of the Royal Navy in August 1951 – although some jet experience had been gleaned from a small number of de Havilland Vampires purchased for just that reason.
 
 
 
Armed with four 20mm Hispano cannon and able to carry eight 60 lb rockets or two 1000 lb bombs, the Attacker was capable of reaching 590 mph at sea level and climbing at 6350 feet per minute. However, the Attacker was a true first generation jet fighter and was already outclassed by fighters of other nations when it entered service. It served only briefly as a front line fighter, being replaced by the Sea Hawk and Sea Venom from 1954 onwards.
 
 
 
It continued in second line service with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve until 1957, and was also used by the Royal Pakistan Air Force.  
 
  
 
== Media ==
 
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== See also ==
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* [http://warthunder.com/en/devblog/current/772 [Devblog<nowiki>]</nowiki> Attacker FB.1 and M10 & M36 Slugger]
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* [http://warthunder.com/en/news/3233-vehicle-profile-supermarine-attacker-en [Vehicle Profile<nowiki>]</nowiki> Supermarine Attacker]
  
* [[Ar 234 C-3]] - A common enemy of the Attacker at the same 7.0 battle rating, the Ar 234 C-3 has comparable ground-attack capabilities.
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* [http://warthunder.com/en/devblog/current/772 [Devblog<nowiki>]</nowiki> Attacker FB.1 and M10 & M36 Slugger]
 
* [http://warthunder.com/en/news/3233-vehicle-profile-supermarine-attacker-en [Vehicle Profile<nowiki>]</nowiki> Supermarine Attacker]
 
  
 
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Revision as of 16:02, 15 May 2019

Attacker FB 1
attaker_fb1.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
7.3/7.0/7.7BR
1 personCrew
7.2 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
Rolls-Royce Nene-3Engine
JetType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
985 km/hStructural
351 km/hGear
Offensive armament
4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.V cannonWeapon 1
624 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 x 500 LB G.P. Mk.IV bombSetup 1
2 x 1000 LB G.P. Mk.I bombSetup 2
6 x RP-3 rockets
6 x RP-3 rockets
Setup 3
Economy
92 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
370 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png11 620 / 15 384/11 510 / 15 239/2 900 / 3 839Repair
110 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
370 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 700 Ge icon.pngAces
× (196) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

GarageImage Attacker FB 1.jpg


The Attacker FB 1 is a Rank V British jet fighter with a battle rating of 7.7 (AB), 7.0 (RB), and 7.3 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.49 "Weapons of Victory".

Attackers on-board HMS Eagle

Following on from the Sea Fury in the Fleet Air Arm branch is the first operational carrier based jet within the Royal Navy’s arsenal, the Supermarine Attacker. The Attacker is Britain's first Naval jet and offers good all round performance for a first generation jet design as well as ground attack and fighter bomber payload capabilities for a variety of situations. Available to research after the Sea Fury, the Attacker is a different approach The most unique and unusual trait of the Attacker is its tail dragger configuration and wing mounted armament. As the wing and undercarriage was shared with another of Supermarine’s aircraft, the Spiteful, the Attacker is the only British jet of the period to have a wing mounted cannon armament. Unlike the other British jet fighters which adopt nose mounted configurations, the 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk V cannons on the Attacker do require careful use of convergence much like the Sea Fury and Seafires before it as a result of their positioning.

X-Ray View of the Attacker FB.Mk 1

Mounted in pairs with two in each wing, 624 rounds of Hispano ammunition is available to the cannons providing a greater capacity than the piston fighters before it. The Attacker can also amount 2 x 500 lb or 1,000 lb bombs as well as 12 x 76 mm RP-3 rockets with the GLBC Mk 3 and GRC Mk 8 Modifications respectively. This combined with the “Universal” or “Ground Targets” belts allows the Attacker to live up to its namesake, should pilots choose to use it in the fast ground attack fighter-bomber role.

Utilizing the Air Targets be to jet fighter aircraft by comparison to the Meteors, Vampire or Venom. lt and adopting the pure fighter role in the Attacker is equally as effective thanks to the aircraft's good all round performance, a "Bubble" canopy that offers good all round visibility for simulator pilots as well as a set of air brakes situated in the wings to aid in slowing the aircraft and energy management.

The unusual undercarriage is also very forgiving upon landing, both on land bases and aircraft carriers due to the wide track. However, this can also prove to be a hindrance for fans of the Simulator Battles game mode and pilots who prefer cockpit view, as the aircraft is indeed a "tail dragger". This causes extremely restricted view on the ground and when landing, especially on a carrier.

General info

Flight Performance

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 0 m - sea level)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
885 859 12,191 26.2 26.9 22.8 21.5 950
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 0 m - sea level)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
936 922 12,191 23.9 25.0 33.8 28.0 950

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
895 351 520 ~16 ~9
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 491 < 600 < 620 > 250

Survivability and armour

  • 38 mm Bulletproof glass - Armored windscreen
  • 12.7 mm Steel - Armor plate behind the pilot's seat

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: Hispano Mk.V (20 mm)

The Attacker FB 1 is armed with:

  • 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.V cannon, wing-mounted (167 rpg inner, 145 outer = 624 total)

Suspended armament

      Main article: Bombs

The Attacker FB 1 can be outfitted with the following ordinance:

  • 2 x G.P. 500 lb Mk.IV bombs (1,000 lb total)
  • 2 x G.P. 1,000 lb Mk.I bombs (2,000 lb total
  • 12 x 76 mm RP-3 rockets

Usage in the battles

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Offensive 20 mm
II Compressor Airframe GLBC mk.3
III Wings Repair Engine New 20 mm Cannons
IV G-Suit Cover GRC mk.8
The Supermarine 510 swept wing development of the Attacker would ultimately lead to the Swift


Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Powerful armament of 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk V cannons
  • Wide track undercarriage for easier and more stable landings
  • Carrier arresting hook for extra versatility on realistic and simulator battle maps
  • Clear visibility cockpit with good all round vision
  • Good ground strike payloads for multi-role capabilities
  • Air brakes

Cons:

  • Poor Acceleration due to early jet technology
  • Cannons all mounted in the wings whilst other jets offer nose mounted armament
  • "Tail dragger" configuration that makes for difficult carrier take-off's and landings, particularly in simulator battle
  • Slow rate of climb

History

Supermarine Type 398

The Attacker was part of the first generation of jet aircraft to enter service with the Royal Navy and had the distinction of being the first operational combat jet on a British carrier. Whilst the Royal Air Force was already equipped with Meteors and Vampires, the Fleet Air Arm fell behind due to the difficulty of operating such a radical new technology from the Navy’s existing carriers. This was partially the reasoning the FAA showed interest in the Sea Fury and the later Griffon Seafires as a “make-do” solution.

After trials with the De Havilland Sea Vampire, the Navy wanted a jet aircraft that could be operated from its current ships. Supermarine’s failed Spitfire replacement, the Spiteful, was rejected by both the FAA and RAF due to already sufficient stocks of operational piston engine aircraft. However, this led to a jet engine design incorporating the same wing and undercarriage from the Spiteful, along with a tail wheel configuration as a result, and utilized a Rolls Royce Nene jet engine.

This rather primitive and rushed design was operational from 1951; however it had an extremely short career - being taken out of front-line service by 1954. This was primarily due to the aircraft's limitations being a “tail-dragger” that made operating on anything other than the deck of an aircraft carrier problematic because of the jet exhaust. The rear tail wheel only made the already hazardous task of operating a jet on a carrier even more problematic for pilots.

The Attacker quickly became superseded by the Hawker Sea Hawk and De Havilland Sea Venom, both of which were much more modern and refined designs featuring more powerful engines, tricycle undercarriages, and possessing superior performance. The Attacker did however serve as the base of Supermarine’s first swept wing jet for the RAF, the Swift, as can be seen by the similarity of the nose and fuselage. It would also lead to the more successful Supermarine Scimitar naval jet fighter in the later part of the 1950's.

Whilst the Attacker saw no major service and was relatively short lived from an operational standpoint, it nonetheless holds the distinction of being the very first of a very new breed of carrier borne aircraft and the first chapter in a rapidly advancing era of aviation evolution.

Media

An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.

Read also

Sources

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  • page on aircraft encyclopedia;
  • other literature.


Britain jet aircraft
Gloster  Meteor F Mk 3 · Meteor F Mk 4 type G.41F · Meteor F Mk 4 type G.41G · Meteor F Mk 8 G.41K · Meteor F Mk.8 Reaper · Javelin F.(A.W.) Mk.9
de Havilland  Vampire FB 5 · Venom FB.4
Hawker  Hunter F.1 · Hunter F.6
Supermarine  Swift F.1 · Swift F.7
Naval  Attacker FB 1 · Sea Venom FAW 20 · Sea Meteor F Mk 3 · Sea Hawk FGA.6
Bombers  Canberra B Mk 2 · Canberra B (I) Mk 6