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* 2 x 30 mm ADEN cannons, nose-mounted at right side (135 + 185 = 320 total)
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This aircraft has been outfitted with two 30 mm ADEN autocannons. Though they are mounted on the fuselage resulting in not having to configure for convergence the pilot will need to account for both autocannons being mounted on the right side of the aircraft fuselage near the right air intake. Pilots which are used to having balanced machine guns or autocannons (equal amounts on both left and right side) will need to slightly adjust their aim to ensure the bullets don’t miss just to the side of where they would normally aim. The ADEN cannons when they do hit their mark usually result in a critical hit or a destroyed aircraft with wings flying in one direction and tail sections going in another.
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=== Suspended armaments ===
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{{main|Fireflash}}
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''' can be outfitted with the following ordnance:
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2 x Fireflash air-to-air missiles
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The Fireflash missile was the first air-to-air guided missile put into service with the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force. Built by Fairey Aviation, the same company who built the [[Swordfish Mk I|Swordfish]], this missile utilised radar beam riding guidance to get the missile onto a target. The odd-looking missile consists of a central dart attached to two boosters. The boosters spin-stabilize the missile in flight and propel the missile to speeds upwards of Mach 2. 1.5 seconds after launch, with fuel spent, the boosters separate and the missile would coast the rest of the way to the target, still receiving guidance from the controlling aircraft.
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This missile has an effective range of about 4 km (2.4 mi) before it no longer has the kinetic energy to continue. This missile is best used in short-range encounters such as head-on attacks where the enemy fighter is closing the distance rather than flying away. This missile can be used during tail chases as long as you maintain close distance and can keep the radar on the enemy long enough for the missile to acquire its target. The Fireflash is a finicky missile which requires practice and patience, though not as simple to use as other missiles found in-game, it can be a surprise to enemy fighters they are not expecting resulting in them having to go back and watching replays in unbelief to see what took them out. Having only two of these missiles to rely on will require the pilot to exercise restraint and not launch one if the chances of a hit are marginal and instead maybe turn to the 30 mm cannons instead in that instance.
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{{Notice|Unlike heat-seeking missiles, beam riding missiles will not trigger a missile launch warning for the enemy player.}}
  
 
== Usage in battles ==
 
== Usage in battles ==
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=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
''Summarise and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in the bulleted list. Try not to use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - use substitutions with softer forms such as "inadequate" and "effective".''
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
 
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* Excellent climb rate with afterburner
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* Access to excellent Fireflash short-range beam guided missiles
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* Fireflash missiles work against tanks in ground attack scenarios
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* Two powerful 30 mm ADEN autocannons
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* Can use slower speed to advantage forcing overshoots (allowing for autocannon or missile attack)
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
 
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* No dedicated air brake, must use landing flaps or pull up to bleed speed
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* Severe control surface locking above 820 kph
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* Wingtips will break around 800 kph in realistic or simulator battles
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* Both autocannons are on right side of the aircraft fuselage, requires slight adjustment when aiming
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* Slower than many contemporary fighters
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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== Media ==
 
== Media ==
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{{Youtube-gallery|PoLoEYfa4ec|'''Quick Look - Supermarine Swift F7''' - ''WhooptieDo''|kLUvhT1l14w|'''Is The Supermarine Swift F.7 Worth your time?''' - ''DEFYN''|9AxBBRIYdEE|'''SWIFT F1/F7 Montage - War Thunder''' - ''Professional Thunder''|bBeNjjWfoyQ|'''The Fireflashes Are The Most Fun You'll Have With Missiles''' - ''Spit_flyer''}}
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
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* [[Swift F.1]]
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* Supermarine [[Swift F.1]]
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* Supermarine [[Attacker FB 1|Attacker]]
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;Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
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* North American [[F-86 (Family)| F-86]] Sabre
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* Dassault [[M.D.450B Ouragan]]
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* de Havilland [[Venom FB.4|Venom]]
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* Grumman [[F9F (Family)|F9F]] Cougar
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* Hawker [[Hunter F.1|Hunter]]
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* Mikoyan-Gurevich [[MiG-17 (Family)|MiG-17]]
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* Saab [[J29D]] Tunnan
  
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==

Revision as of 19:27, 13 November 2019

Swift F.7
swift_f7.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
8.7/8.7/8.7BR
1 personCrew
9.5 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
Rolls-Royce Avon Mk.116Engine
JetType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
1167 km/hStructural
435 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 30 mm ADEN cannonWeapon 1
320 roundsAmmunition
1 200 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 x Fireflash air-to-air missilesSetup 1
Economy
170 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
550 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png34 000 / 46 138/13 610 / 18 468/3 500 / 4 749Repair
160 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
550 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 000 Ge icon.pngAces
× (208) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
× 4.7 Sl icon.png× 3.6 Sl icon.png× 1.4 Sl icon.png
This page is about the British jet fighter Swift F.7. For the other version, see Swift F.1.

Description

GarageImage Swift F.7.jpg


The Swift F.7 is a rank V British jet fighter with a battle rating of 8.7 (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
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 3,048 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
980 977 26.5 27.0 15.5 11 850
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 3,048 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ??? 985  ??.? 25.0  ??.? 28 850

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flaps
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
1,060 ~9 ~5
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 850 < 600 < 600 N/A
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
0 m 3,190 kgf 3,828 kgf

Survivability and armour

Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: ADEN (30 mm)

The Swift F.7 is armed with:

  • 2 x 30 mm ADEN cannons, nose-mounted at right side (135 + 185 = 320 total)

This aircraft has been outfitted with two 30 mm ADEN autocannons. Though they are mounted on the fuselage resulting in not having to configure for convergence the pilot will need to account for both autocannons being mounted on the right side of the aircraft fuselage near the right air intake. Pilots which are used to having balanced machine guns or autocannons (equal amounts on both left and right side) will need to slightly adjust their aim to ensure the bullets don’t miss just to the side of where they would normally aim. The ADEN cannons when they do hit their mark usually result in a critical hit or a destroyed aircraft with wings flying in one direction and tail sections going in another.

Suspended armaments

Main article: Fireflash

The Swift F.7 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

2 x Fireflash air-to-air missiles

The Fireflash missile was the first air-to-air guided missile put into service with the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force. Built by Fairey Aviation, the same company who built the Swordfish, this missile utilised radar beam riding guidance to get the missile onto a target. The odd-looking missile consists of a central dart attached to two boosters. The boosters spin-stabilize the missile in flight and propel the missile to speeds upwards of Mach 2. 1.5 seconds after launch, with fuel spent, the boosters separate and the missile would coast the rest of the way to the target, still receiving guidance from the controlling aircraft.

This missile has an effective range of about 4 km (2.4 mi) before it no longer has the kinetic energy to continue. This missile is best used in short-range encounters such as head-on attacks where the enemy fighter is closing the distance rather than flying away. This missile can be used during tail chases as long as you maintain close distance and can keep the radar on the enemy long enough for the missile to acquire its target. The Fireflash is a finicky missile which requires practice and patience, though not as simple to use as other missiles found in-game, it can be a surprise to enemy fighters they are not expecting resulting in them having to go back and watching replays in unbelief to see what took them out. Having only two of these missiles to rely on will require the pilot to exercise restraint and not launch one if the chances of a hit are marginal and instead maybe turn to the 30 mm cannons instead in that instance.

Msg-info.png Unlike heat-seeking missiles, beam riding missiles will not trigger a missile launch warning for the enemy player.

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in the aircraft, the features of using aircraft in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Offensive 30 mm
II New boosters Compressor Airframe
III Wings repair Engine New 30 mm cannons
IV G-suit Cover

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Excellent climb rate with afterburner
  • Access to excellent Fireflash short-range beam guided missiles
  • Fireflash missiles work against tanks in ground attack scenarios
  • Two powerful 30 mm ADEN autocannons
  • Can use slower speed to advantage forcing overshoots (allowing for autocannon or missile attack)

Cons:

  • No dedicated air brake, must use landing flaps or pull up to bleed speed
  • Severe control surface locking above 820 kph
  • Wingtips will break around 800 kph in realistic or simulator battles
  • Both autocannons are on right side of the aircraft fuselage, requires slight adjustment when aiming
  • Slower than many contemporary fighters

History

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

Media

Videos
Quick Look - Supermarine Swift F7 - WhooptieDo
Is The Supermarine Swift F.7 Worth your time? - DEFYN
SWIFT F1/F7 Montage - War Thunder - Professional Thunder
The Fireflashes Are The Most Fun You'll Have With Missiles - Spit_flyer

See also

Related development
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

External links


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