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Revision as of 19:44, 14 February 2020

"APACHE" | AH-64A Peten
Swift F.1
General characteristics
1 personCrew
9.53 tTake-off weight
10.42 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
12192 mCeiling
Rolls-Royce Avon Mk.105Engine
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
1186 km/hStructural
435 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 30 mm ADEN cannonWeapon 1
400 roundsAmmunition
1200 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
2 x M.C. 1000 lb Mk.I bombSetup 3
8 x RP-3 rockets
8 x RP-3 rockets
Setup 4
92000 Rp icon.pngResearch
370000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png10100 / 13705/8450 / 11466/3370 / 4573Repair
110000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
370000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1700 Ge icon.pngAces
196 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
310 % Sl icon.png280 % Sl icon.png110 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the British jet fighter Swift F.1. For the other version, see Swift F.7.


GarageImage Swift F.1.jpg

The Swift F.1 is a rank V British jet fighter with a battle rating of 8.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.91 "Night Vision".

General info

Flight performance

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 3,048 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
Stock 982 980 12192 26.7 27.4 19.8 17.3 850
Upgraded 989 985 24.0 25.0 37.7 28.0


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
1186 435 N/A 1,060 465 ~9 ~5
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 850 < 600 < 600 N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Empty mass Wing loading (full fuel)
Rolls-Royce Avon Mk.105 1 5,920 kg 268 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Takeoff
Weight (each) Type 8m fuel 20m fuel 29m fuel
1,000 kg Axial-flow turbojet 6,394 kg 7,092 kg 7,616 kg 9,530 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB / SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (100%)
Condition 100% WEP 8m fuel 20m fuel 29m fuel MTOW
Stationary 3,107 kgf N/A 0.49 0.44 0.41 0.33
Optimal 3,107 kgf
(0 km/h)
N/A 0.49 0.44 0.41 0.33

Survivability and armour

  • 50 mm thick bulletproof glass in cockpit windshield.
  • 12.7 mm steel plate behind pilot.
  • Most of the critical components positioned inside the fuselage (Pilot, engine and fuel tanks)


Offensive armament

Main article: ADEN (30 mm)

The Swift F.1 is armed with:

  • 2 x 30 mm ADEN cannon, nose-mounted (200 RPG = 400 total)

Suspended armament

The Swift F.1 can be outfitted with the following ordenance:

  • Without load
  • 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)
  • 2 x M.C. 1,000 lb Mk.I bombs (2,000 lb total)
  • 16 x RP-3 rockets

Usage in battles

The Swift is an 8.3 British subsonic jet fighter. The aircraft is considered by some users to be a "Mini Hunter" as the Swift shares a lot of strengths and weaknesses with the 9.0 beast.

This jet's strengths consist of good acceleration, climb rate and top speed, which if used properly can make it a brutal 'Boom and Zoom' aircraft, as even a short burst from the dual ADEN 30mm revolver cannons will shred anything unfortunate enough to be in the way. The jet also has good energy retention, allowing it to make a 'swift' getaway if the pilot doesn't manage to kill their target, as even in a gentle climb it does not bleed speed as fast as other jets of its tier.

The main weakness of the jet is the fact that it is not very manoeuvrable, meaning that if caught in a sticky situation, the Swift is unlikely to be able to out-dogfight its opponent unless the pilot is very experienced. Try to escape a dogfight before it begins, but if you are forced to engage, avoid throwing the jet into any sort of tight horizontal manoeuvres as there are very few aircraft the swift will out-turn and you will end up losing any energy you may have had, becoming a sitting duck for whoever decides to claim the kill. Instead, when manoeuvring utilise oblique and vertical planes as you will have much more control over your energy, as well as making it easier to search for an escape route. If you manage to escape a dogfight, extend out using the Swift's acceleration and get some distance, then you can decide whether or not to reengage. Also, be careful in dives. The Swift is a fast plane and as such, in a full-on boom dive from the heavens, you are likely to be going at around 700mph/1126kph IAS, which is great for taking out unaware enemies who haven't seen you. At this point, however, the Swift is at its least manoeuvrable, at this speed turning and pulling up takes a very long time, and many new Swift pilots will find themselves embedded in the nearest hillside after a dive, take the time to learn the limits of the plane and know when to pull up. The Swift also has no actual airbrake, instead the jet is equipped with the strongest takeoff flaps in the game, which still manage to hold together at the top speed of the plane, they do a great job of ditching unwanted speed, even in a steep dive, so use them if you feel you are coming in too fast.

Another minor weakness of the Swift is the fact that the two ADENs fire very quickly, expending all 400 rounds in about 10 seconds, so in an extended battle you may find yourself clean out of bullets, at which point you'll either escape and rearm, or become a sitting duck for the nearest fully loaded transonic fighter who sees you.

To summarise, use the Swift as a 'Boom and Zoomer,' avoid horizontal dogfights, watch your speed in dives, and make sure to keep an eye on your ammo count, do all this and you'll be sure to quickly get many kills under your belt.

Pros and cons


  • Great acceleration and high top speed
  • Decent energy retention, but not the best at it (especially against MiG-15/17)
  • Good climb rate
  • Fast firing 30 mm ADEN cannons
  • Good roll rate


  • Low manoeuvrability at any speed compared to other fighters in its rating
  • Compression at high speed (>900kph IAS)


In the years following the end of WW2, Great Britain focused their efforts on rebuilding their nation from the devastation caused by the war as the British government didn’t consider a new war possible in the following ten years. Under these circumstances, developing new military technology wasn’t considered a priority in most cases.

As a result, Great Britain found itself lagging behind in military aviation at the start of the 1950s by the outbreak of the Korean War. This prompted the RAF to hastily look for a new fighter aircraft to put into service, even if it meant taking into consideration an interim design.

One of the designs that sparked the RAF’s interest was a new swept-wing aircraft developed by the Supermarine company - the Type 510. Being in essence just a modified Supermarine Attacker, development of this design continued, eventually maturing into the Type 541.

Soon, the Type 541 received the highest development priority and was hastily rushed through testing and into production as the Supermarine Swift. In fact, production was so rushed that it began before necessary design changes could even be applied from the results of the test flights conducted with the Type 541 prototypes.

Nonetheless, the Supermarine Swift F.1 entered service with the RAF in February 1954, followed shortly afterwards by the F.2 variant. However, many of the aircraft’s teething problems weren’t resolved as a result of being rushed into production. This resulted in a number of accidents happening early on involving the Swift, leading to the aircraft being grounded for a time.

Newer modifications were developed, which addressed most of the known issues. However, it was a case of too little too late for the Swift, as it quickly became replaced by the Hawker Hunter. In the end, just under 200 Supermarine Swifts were produced out of the close to 500 planned aircraft. The Swift was phased out of active service relatively quickly after its introduction, with the last fighter models being withdrawn by the RAF in the mid to late 1950s.

- From Devblog


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See also

Related development
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

External links

Spitfires (Merlin engine)  Spitfire Mk Ia · Spitfire Mk IIa · Spitfire Mk.IIa Venture I · Spitfire Mk IIb · Spitfire Mk Vb · Spitfire Mk Vb/trop · Spitfire Mk Vc · Spitfire Mk Vc/trop
  Spitfire F Mk IX · Spitfire LF Mk IX · Spitfire F Mk IXc · Plagis' Spitfire LF Mk IXc · Spitfire F Mk XVI
Spitfires (Griffon engine)  Spitfire F Mk XIVc · Spitfire F Mk XIVe · Spitfire FR Mk XIVe · Spitfire F Mk XVIIIe · Spitfire F Mk 22 · Spitfire F Mk 24
Seafires  Seafire F Mk XVII · Seafire FR 47
Jet Fighters  Attacker FB 1 · Scimitar F Mk.1 · Swift F.1 · Swift F.7
Export  ▄Spitfire Mk Vb/trop · ▃Spitfire LF Mk IXc · ▂Spitfire Mk IXc

Britain jet aircraft
English Electric  Canberra B Mk 2 · Canberra B (I) Mk 6 · Lightning F.6
Gloster  Meteor F Mk 3 · Sea Meteor F Mk 3 · Meteor F Mk 4 G.41F · Meteor F Mk 4 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 · Sea Venom FAW 20
Hawker  Sea Hawk FGA.6 · Hunter F.1 · Hunter F.6 · Hunter FGA.9
SEPECAT  Jaguar GR.1
Supermarine  Attacker FB 1 · Scimitar F Mk.1 · Swift F.1 · Swift F.7
Foreign  Phantom FG. Mk1 (USA) · Phantom FGR.2 (USA)