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Cold War (1950-1974)
Discuss the aircraft modeling subjects during the Cold War period.
Hosted by Tim Hatton
Airfix Swift (Out of Box)
Ontario, Canada
Joined: September 20, 2013
KitMaker: 333 posts
AeroScale: 113 posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 05:05 AM UTC
When I started modelling, I was only into fast, modern jets. As I have gone on in the hobby, though, Iíve broadened my horizons considerably, expanding to WWII and Vietnam subjects as well. One era, though, that Iíve only recently found I enjoy is the early years of the jet age. Those awkward years in the Ď50s when things werenít quite understood yet. There were some pretty weird designs then, and it seems that the British had a lot of them.

One plane that I always wanted a nice kit of was the Supermarine Swift. How the company that gave us the Spitfire had such a hard time designing jets Iíll never understand, but the Swift was about the best they could come up with (save maybe the Scimitar).

Thankfully, New Airfix saw fit to issue a new kit of this rather obscure plane, and I was quick to snatch it up. It is likely the nicest Airfix Iíve worked on to date!

Check out my out of box review in case youíre thinking of getting one!