The Scimitar File
This outstanding book by Eric Morgan & John Stevens,
published by Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd., is the definitive work on the Supermarine Scimitar, one of the Royal Navy's most memorable aircraft. Their
work covers every aspect of the Scimitar's life, from inception and development
to sea-borne operations, and includes personal accounts by former pilots of this
The Scimitar single seat naval fighter was
the last aircraft to be designed and built by the Supermarine division of
Vickers-Armstrong Aircraft before it became part of the British Aircraft
Corporation in 1960. Details are given the origins, ancestry and development of
the type and of numerous planned developments which never materialised.
Individual aircraft histories, Scimitar squadron and unit histories, personal
reminiscences by former pilots and names of all known service pilots are
included in this volume.
Eric Morgan, who deals in depth with the development and production of the type,
was formerly Librarian for British Aerospace at Weybridge and co-author of the
respected "Vickers Aircraft since 1908" and "Supermarine Aircraft since 1914"
published by Putnam. John Stevens was an aircraft handler who worked with
Scimitars aboard HMS Ark Royal and later HMS Eagle and has dealt comprehensively
with the service aspects.
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