Supermarine Scimitar






Last updated on: July 23, 2016

The Scimitar was an innovative and technologically advanced fighter bomber that was simply too much too early and as such was a failure. All 76 are listed below

This is a work in progress and any help would be appreciated. Information on these planes is rather difficult to locate online and this work will remain incomplete unless you the readers offer to help me. Please feel free to pass along any information that you might have.

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Scimitar Type 544 Prototype WT854
*1/19/1956: First flight.
*1964: Assigned as a ground trainer to SAH Culdrose.
*11/6/1964: Struck off charge.
*1967: Sent to be a target on the Foulness Island Ranges.
*Salvaged.


Scimitar Type 544 Prototype WT859
*6/26/1959: First flight.
*10/1960: Assigned as a ground trainer to SAH Culdrose as A2499.
*11/1971: Sent to be a target on the Foulness Island Ranges.
*4/1991: Sold to the Vampire Collection in Ruislip.
*9/2001: Loaned to SAC Long Marston.
*Loaned to Bos.


Scimitar Type 544 Prototype WW134
*10/10/1956: First flight.
*10/24/1962: Lost overboard from the HMS Centaur in the Mediterranean Sea. Catapult failure? Or a deliberate test of sink-rates?


Scimitar F.1 XD212
*1/11/1957: First flight.
*4/1957: Delivered to the Royal Navy. Or in 6/1958?
*AAEE Boscombe Down.
*736 NAS as "LM-614".
*9/19/1961: Crashed into a hill near Huntley, Banffshire. Pilot was killed.


Scimitar F.1 XD213
*4/27/1957: First flight.
*5/1957: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*AAEE Boscombe Down.
*803 NAS as "V-152".
*803 NAS as "H-152".
*9/20/1963: Crashed near Weymouth, Dorset due to mechanical failure.


Scimitar F.1 XD214
*5/31/1957: First flight.
*7/1957: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*AAEE Boscombe Down.
*1962: 764 NAS.
*803 NAS as "V-151".
*803 NAS as "V-146".
*803 NAS as "R-146".
*Fleet Requirements Unit as "030"
*5/28/1969: Written off after a hard landing at RNAS Yeovilton.
*7/1969: Salvaged at RNAS Lee-on-Solent. Or at Fleetlands?


Scimitar F.1 XD215
*6/1957: First flight.
*7/1957: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*AAEE Boscombe Down.
*803 NAS as "V-150".
*803 NAS as "H-150".
*800 NAS as "R-108".
*1965: 736 NAS as "LM-611"
*1965: 764B Training Flight as "xx-611".
*764 NAS as "LM-614".
*10/1967: Assigned as a ground trainer to SAH Culdrose as A2573.
*11/1971: Sent to be a target on the Foulness Island Ranges.
*4/1991: Sold to Parkerhouse Aviation of Ottershaw, Surrey.
*Nose section sold to a private citizen in Cheltenham.


Scimitar F.1 XD216
*5/25/1957: First flight.
*5/1957: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*RAAEE Boscombe Down.
*1964: Empire Test Pilots School as "22".
*7/16/1964: Ditched into the English Channel off East Wittering, Sussex after a dual flame- out.
*Remains recovered and salvaged at Fleetlands.


Scimitar F.1 XD217
*5/19/1957: First flight.
*8/1957: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*AAEE Boscombe Down.
*1962: 736 NAS as "LM-616".
*736 NAS as "LM-617".
*1965: 764B Training Flight as "LM-616".
*AAEE Boscombe Down.
*9/1/1969: Struck off charge at RAF Brawdy.
*5/1970: Broken up for spare parts.


Scimitar F.1 XD218
*5/24/1957: First flight.
*6/1957: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*RAE Farnborough.
*9/6/1967: Struck off charge.
*10/1967: Salvaged at Fleetlands/Royal Navy Port Gosport.


Scimitar F.1 XD219
*8/2/1957: First flight.
*8/1957: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*AAEE Boscombe Down.
*1962: 736 NAS at "LM-617".
*1965: 764B Training Flight as "LM-617".
*Fleet Requirements Unit.
*MTPS
*RAE Farnborough.
*1969: Brawdy Station Flight.
*1/9/1973: Written off after a hard landing at RAE Farnborough.
*7/1975: Remains sent to the Foulness Island Ranges.
*11/1990: Sent to the fire dump at RNAS Yeovilton.
*1994: Salvaged at RNAS Yeovilton.


Scimitar F.1 XD220
*8/12/1957: First flight.
*5/1957: Delivered to the Royal Navy. Or in 10/1957?
*1958: 700X Training Flight as "FD-510".
*1962: 736 NAS at "LM-618".
*700X Training Flight as "FD-800".
*700 NAS as "FD-511".
*700 NAS as "VL-511".
*1965: 764B Training Flight as "LM-621".
*1965: 764B Training Flight as "xx-618".
*1/1970: Withdrawn from use.
*Was preserved in the FAA Museum.
*1986: Exchanged with a USMC Phantom and sent to America.
*Was preserved onboard the USS Intrepid Museum.
*Currently preserved at the Empire State Aeroscience Museum in Schenectady, NY.


Scimitar F.1 XD221
*8/30/1957: First flight. Or on 8/20/1957?
*9/1957: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*700X Training Flight as "FD-xxx".
*700 NAS as "FD-512".
*700 NAS as "VL-512".
*800 NAS as "R-101".
*803 NAS as "F-025".
*6/6/1966: Written off in a landing accident in Malaysia.
*Broken up for spare parts at Sambawang, Singapore.


Scimitar F.1 XD222
*9/20/1957: First flight.
*10/1957: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*700X Training Flight as "FD-802".
*736 NAS as "LM-609".
*11/16/1960: Crashed near the Bridge of Cally in Perthshire on a low-level flight. Pilot was killed.


Scimitar F.1 XD223
*10/1/1957: First flight.
*10/1957: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*700X Training Flight as "803FD".
*700 NAS as "xx-803".
*736 NAS as "LM-608".
*800 NAS as "R-106".
*803 NAS as "H-156".
*803 NAS as "R-156".
*803 NAS as "R-031".
*9/20/1965: Crashed on approach to RAF Changi, Singapore.


Scimitar F.1 XD224
*10/26/1957: First flight.
*1/1958: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*700X Training Flight as "FD-804".
*803 NAS.
*1960: 736 NAS as "LM-615".
*736 NAS as "VL-615".
*736 NAS as "LM-618".
*1962: 736 NAS as "LM-614".
*AAEE Boscombe Down.
*9/1969: Sold to MinTech.
*1/1970: Sent to P&EE Shoeburyness. Or to the Foulness Island Ranges?
*Salvaged.


Scimitar F.1 XD225
*11/29/1957: First flight.
*1/1958: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*700X Training Flight as "FD-805".
*RAE Farnborough.
*803 NAS.
*736 NAS as "LM-613".
*803 NAS as "H-154".
*803 NAS as "R-154".
*803 NAS as "R-147".
*1965: 736 NAS as "LM-613".
*1965: 764B Training Flight as "xx-613".
*1965: 764B Training Flight as "xx-620".
*Fleet Requirements Unit.
*1/8/1969: Withdrawn from use.
*5/1969: Sold to MinTech.
*1/1970: Sent to P&EE Shoeburyness.
*10/1970: Sent to be a target on the Larkhill Ranges.
*5/1971: Salvaged at Larkhill.


Scimitar F.1 XD226
*12/20/1957: First flight.
*1/1958: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1958: 700X Training Flight as "FD-511".
*700 NAS as "FD-510".
*700 NAS as "VL-510".
*736 NAS as "LM-610".
*1962: 736 NAS as "LM-615".
*1/1965: Assigned as a ground trainer to RNAS Arbroath as A2562.
*1970: Salvaged at RAE Farnborough.


Scimitar F.1 XD227
*12/19/1957: First flight.
*1/1958: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*AAEE Boscombe Down.
*736 NAS as "LM-615".
*1965: 764B Training Flight as "LM-615".
*11/1969: Sent to be a target on the Foulness Island Ranges.
*12/1970: Sent to be a target on the Larkhill Ranges.


Scimitar F.1 XD228
*12/29/1957: First flight.
*3/1958: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*AAEE Boscombe Down.
*736 NAS as "LM-613".
*AAEE Boscombe Down.
*RAE Farnborough.
*1/1970: Withdrawn from use at RAE Farnborough.
*1975: Broken up for spare parts.
*1/1977: Remains sent to be a target on the Foulness Island Ranges.


Scimitar F.1 XD229
*3/1958: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*Bailed to Vickers for tests.
*1963: RAE Farnborough.
*8/1965: Written off.
*10/10/1966: Struck off charge.
*1967: Remains sent to the dump at West Freugh.
*6/1976: Salvaged.


Scimitar F.1 XD230
*2/1958: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*700X Training Flight as "FD-800".
*803 NAS as "V-145".
*736 NAS as "LM-617".
*803 NAS as "H-157".
*803 NAS as "R-157".
*9/28/1964: Ditched into the Moray Firth off Morayshire due to hydraulics failure.


Scimitar F.1 XD231
*1/18/1958: First flight.
*4/1958: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*700X Training Flight as "FD-806".
*1958: 803 NAS as "V-152".
*800 NAS as "R-108".
*1961: 736 NAS as "LM-609".
*800 NAS as "R-101".
*800B Training Flight as "E-111".
*Bailed to NASA for tests? What?
*RAE Farnborough.
*8/1969: Withdrawn from use at RAE Farnborough.
*1975: Sent to the Foulness Island Ranges.
*9/1984: Salvaged.


Scimitar F.1 XD232
*2/18/1958: First flight.
*4/1958: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*803 NAS as "V-146".
*807 NAS as "C-193".
*736 NAS as "xx-611".
*Fleet Requirements Unit as "031" and "831".
*6/1970: Sent to be a target on the Foulness Island Ranges.
*9/1984: Salvaged.


Scimitar F.1 XD233
*6/1958: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1958: 803 NAS as "V-148".
*1958: 803 NAS as "V-153".
*8/7/1958: Written off at RNAS Lossiemouth.
*Used as a static test frame afterwards? Or was this one never delivered and tested to destruction at RAF Wisley?


Scimitar F.1 XD234
*4/14/1958: First flight.
*5/1958: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*AAEE Boscombe Down.
*803 NAS as "V-147".
*736 NAS as "LM-616".
*800 NAS.
*803 NAS as "H-153".
*803 NAS as "R-153".
*Fleet Requirements Unit as "025" and "834".
*2/1971: Sent to be a target on the Foulness Island Ranges.
*1974: Sent to RAE Farnborough.
*1977: Salvaged.


Scimitar F.1 XD235
*4/8/1958: First flight.
*4/1958: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*803 NAS as "V-148".
*803 NAS as "V-151".
*803 NAS as "V-149".
*803 NAS as "H-149".
*1964: 803 NAS as "R-149".
*803 NAS as "R-235".
*Fleet Requirements Unit as "032" and "832".
*3/1970: Sent to be a target on the Foulness Island Ranges.
*Was preserved at 424 ATC Squadron at RAF Southampton.
*Was preserved in Welshpool.
*Nose section was preserved at Ingatestone.
*Currently preserved in Lavendon, Bucks.


Scimitar F.1 XD236
*4/12/1958: First flight.
*5/1958: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1958: 803 NAS as "V-150".
*807 NAS as "C-195".
*803 NAS as "H-158".
*803 NAS as "R-158".
*Fleet Requirements Unit as "038".
*6/26/1968: Crashed on the Isle of Wright in bad weather. Pilot was killed.


Scimitar F.1 XD237
*4/22/1958: First flight.
*6/1958: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*803 NAS as "V-149".
*736 NAS as "LM-611".
*6/22/1961: Crashed near the Bridge of Cally in Perthshire.


Scimitar F.1 XD238
*4/19/1958: First flight.
*6/1958: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*803 NAS as "V-145".
*2/6/1960: Caught fire and crashed on a golf course on approach to RNAS Lossiemouth.


Scimitar F.1 XD239
*5/23/1958: First flight.
*7/1958: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*803 NAS as "V-151".
*800 NAS as "R-109".
*1962: 736 NAS as "xx-613".
*800 NAS as "R-103".
*5/22/1963: Ditched into Aden Harbor, Yemen.
*7/1963: Retrieved and sent to Fleetlands for repairs which were never carried out.
*3/1967: Sold for scrap to Unimetals of Birmingham.


Scimitar F.1 XD240
*5/23/1958: First flight.
*7/1958: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1958: 803 NAS as "V-145".
*9/25/1958: Slid off the deck into the English Channel off the Isle of Wight after a bad landing on HMS Victorious. Pilot was killed.


Scimitar F.1 XD241
*6/30/1958: First flight.
*6/1958: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*764 NAS.
*1961: 736 NAS as "LM-614".
*AAEE Boscombe Down.
*803 NAS as "H-150".
*803 NAS as "R-150".
*Fleet Requirements Unit as "032" and "838".
*12/1970: Sent to be a target on the Foulness Island Ranges.
*7/1983: Sent to be a target on the Pendine Ranges.


Scimitar F.1 XD242
*6/18/1958: First flight.
*7/1958: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*803 NAS as "V-152".
*5/14/1960: Written off after a hard landing at RNAS Yeovilton.
*7/1960: Wreck assigned as a ground trainer at RNAS Arbroath.
*1967: Sent to Aberporth for missile trials.


Scimitar F.1 XD243
*7/4/1958: First flight.
*9/1958: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*807 NAS as "R-190".
*803 NAS as "V-147".
*807 NAS as "C-191".
*1962: 800 NAS as "R-113".
*800B Training Flight as "E-115".
*1966: 803 NAS as "E-025".
*8/1966: Assigned as a ground trainer to RNAS Lee-on-Solent as A2588.
*9/1970: Sent to be a target on the Foulness Island Ranges.
*7/1983: Sent to be a target on the Pendine Ranges.


Scimitar F.1 XD244
*7/7/1958: First flight.
*8/1958: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1959: 807 NAS as "R-191".
*803 NAS as "V-150".
*736 NAS.
*803 NAS as "V-151".
*803 NAS as "H-151".
*803 NAS as "R-153".
*803 NAS as "R-026".
*2/1971: Sent to be a target on the Foulness Island Ranges.
*4/1991: Sold for scrap to Mayer & Perry of Snailwell.
*Nose section was preserved at Ottershaw. Gone now.


Scimitar F.1 XD245
*7/18/1958: First flight.
*8/1958: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1959: 807 NAS as "R-192".
*803 NAS as "V-155".
*2/7/1960: Crashed near the Moray Firth in Perthshire due to a hydraulics failure. Pilot was killed.


Scimitar F.1 XD246
*8/29/1958: First flight.
*9/1958: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*807 NAS as "R-193".
*803 NAS as "V-153".
*807 NAS as "R-193".
*803 NAS as "V-150".
*800 NAS as "R-104".
*736 NAS as "LM-611".
*800 NAS as "R-108".
*803 NAS as "H-152".
*803 NAS as "R-152".
*1965: 764B Training Flight as "xx-617".
*Fleet Requirements Unit as "035".
*5/1969: Sent to P&EE Shoeburyness.
*5/1971: Sent to be a target on the Larkhill Ranges.


Scimitar F.1 XD247
*8/26/1958: First flight.
*9/1958: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*807 NAS as "R-194".
*11/19/1958: Crashed near Culicudden, Black Isle.


Scimitar F.1 XD248
*9/29/1958: First flight.
*10/1958: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1959: 807 NAS as "R-195".
*1962: 764B Training Flight.
*803 NAS as "V-151".
*807 NAS as "C-190".
*800 NAS as "R-102".
*803 NAS as "H-144".
*803 NAS as "R-144".
*RAE Farnborough.
*7/8/1969: Struck off charge at RAF Brawdy due to accident damage.
*5/1970: Salvaged at RAF Brawdy.


Scimitar F.1 XD249
*9/19/1958: First flight.
*10/1958: Delivered to the Royal Navy. Or in 9/1958?
*1959: 807 NAS as "R-196".
*800 NAS as "R-111".
*1/28/1964: Ditched into the sea off RAF Leuchars.


Scimitar F.1 XD250
*9/30/1958: First flight.
*10/1958: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1959: 807 NAS as "R-197".
*803 NAS as "V-150".
*800 NAS as "R-107".
*736 NAS as "xx-614".
*803 NAS as "H-147".
*803 NAS as "R-147".
*803 NAS as "R-154".
*803 NAS as "R-027".
*2/17/1966: Ditched into the Indian Ocean off Mombasa, Kenya due to hydraulics failure.


Scimitar F.1 XD264
*10/9/1958: First flight.
*11/1958: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1958: 803 NAS as "V-154".
*736 NAS as "LM-609".
*800 NAS as "R-108".
*7/21/1961: Crashed near Cullen, Morayshire.
*12/1963: Remains sold for scrap to Staravia of Fleet.


Scimitar F.1 XD265
*11/20/1958: First flight.
*7/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1959: 800 NAS as "R-105".
*1962: 736 NAS as "LM-611".
*11/15/1962: Ditched into the sea near Milltown.


Scimitar F.1 XD266
*12/14/1958: First flight.
*2/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*807 NAS.
*803 NAS as "V-155".
*11/19/1959: Ditched into the sea off Majorca, Spain on a flight from HMS Victorious.


Scimitar F.1 XD267
*12/12/1958: First flight.
*2/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1959: 807 NAS as "R-193".
*1960: 803 NAS.
*804 NAS as "H-164".
*803 NAS as "V-155".
*736 NAS as "LM-610".
*800 NAS as "R-106".
*800 NAS as "R-110".
*803 NAS as "H-151".
*1964: 803 NAS as "R-151".
*736 NAS as "LM-617".
*1965: 764B Training Flight as "LM-617".
*Fleet Requirements Unit as "834" and "835".
*9/1969: Sold to MinTech.
*10/1969: Assigned to the Farnborough Apprentice School.
*6/1970: Sent to be a target on the Foulness Island Ranges.
*1991: Salvaged.


Scimitar F.1 XD268
*12/14/1958: First flight.
*2/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1959: 807 NAS as "R-194".
*804 NAS as "H-165".
*803 NAS as "V-156".
*AAEE Boscombe Down.
*800 NAS as "E-112".
*7/15/1965: Written off at Duffins.
*1/26/1966: Sold for scrap to Gordon Wilkins of Elgin.


Scimitar F.1 XD269
*12/22/1958: First flight.
*3/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*803 NAS.
*807 NAS as "R-195".
*803 NAS as "V-156".
*803 NAS as "V-147".
*803 NAS as "V-157".
*1961: 803 NAS.
*7/10/1961: Crashed into the Persian Gulf off Kuwait after a bad landing on HMS Victorious.


Scimitar F.1 XD270
*12/4/1958: First flight.
*2/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*803 NAS as "V-149".
*807 NAS as "R-196".
*807 NAS as "C-191".
*800 NAS as "R-106".
*800 NAS as "R-107".
*800 NAS as "E-113".
*4/30/1965: Crashed into the sea off Malaysia.


Scimitar F.1 XD271
*2/23/1959: First flight.
*3/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*803 NAS as "V-150".
*803 NAS as "V-149".
*800 NAS as "R-105".
*803 NAS as "R-155".
*803 NAS as "R-030".
*800B Training Flight as "E-114".
*9/1966: Assigned as a ground trainer to RNAS Lee-on-Solent as A2589.
*9/1970: Sent to be a target on the Foulness Island Ranges.
*9/1971: Sent to be a target on the Pendine Ranges.
*9/1984: Salvaged.


Scimitar F.1 XD272
*1/23/1959: First flight.
*3/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*736 NAS as "LM-611".
*804 NAS as "H-166".
*800 NAS as "R-102".
*803 NAS as "R-149".
*803 NAS as "R-022".
*RAE Farnborough.
*11/1966: Assigned as a ground trainer to RNAS Arbroath as A2585.
*1971: Salvaged.


Scimitar F.1 XD273
*2/19/1959: First flight.
*3/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*736 NAS as "LM-612".
*803 NAS as "xx-152".
*4/28/1961: Ditched into the sea off North Borneo on a flight from HMS Victorious.


Scimitar F.1 XD274
*3/19/1958: First flight.
*4/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1959: 807 NAS.
*736 NAS as "LM-613".
*807 NAS as "R-198".
*736 NAS as "LM-613".
*804 NAS as "H-164".
*800 NAS as "R-104".
*1965: 800B Training Flight as "E-114".
*803 NAS as "E-024".
*10/1966: Assigned as a ground trainer to RNAS Arbroath as A2584.
*1971: Salvaged.


Scimitar F.1 XD275
*7/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*AAEE Boscombe Down.
*1961: 801 NAS.
*803 NAS as "V-146".
*736 NAS.
*803 NAS as "H-148".
*800B Training Flight as "E-117".
*8/1967: Assigned as a ground trainer to RNAS Lee-on-Solent as A2587. Or in 8/1966?
*9/1970: Sent to be a target on the Foulness Island Ranges.
*1972: Sent to the fire dump at West Freugh.
*Salvaged.


Scimitar F.1 XD276
*5/28/1959: First flight.
*6/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1961: 800 NAS as "R-100".
*800 NAS as "R-101".
*1965: 803 NAS as "R-146".
*803 NAS as "R-017".
*10/1966: Assigned as a ground trainer to RNAS Lee-on-Solent as A2591.
*9/1970: Sent to be a target on the Foulness Island Ranges.
*1994: Salvaged.


Scimitar F.1 XD277
*5/29/1959: First flight.
*6/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1959: 800 NAS as "xx-101".
*1961: 800 NAS as "R-101".
*800 NAS as "R-107".
*800B Training Flight as "E-115".
*AAEE Boscombe Down.
*800B Training Flight as "E-115".
*1965: 800B Training Flight as "E-111".
*4/6/1966: Ditched into the sea off RAF Changi, Singapore.


Scimitar F.1 XD278
*6/15/1959: First flight.
*6/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*800 NAS as "R-102".
*800 NAS as "R-108".
*803 NAS as "H-145".
*803 NAS as "R-145".
*803 NAS as "R-016".
*11/1966: Assigned as a ground trainer to RNAS Arbroath as A2586.
*1971: Salvaged.


Scimitar F.1 XD279
*6/22/1959: First flight.
*7/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1961-62: 800 NAS as "R-103".
*800 NAS as "R-104".
*803 NAS as "xx-143".
*803 NAS as "R-159".
*1/2/1966: Ditched into the sea off Malaysia on a flight from HMS Ark Royal.
*Remains recovered and salvaged at Sambawang, Singapore.


Scimitar F.1 XD280
*7/5/1959: First flight.
*7/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*800 NAS as "R-104".
*800 NAS as "R-100".
*803 NAS as "R-148".
*803 NAS as "R-021".
*800B Training Flight as "E-115".
*11/1966: Assigned as a ground trainer to RNAS Arbroath as A2583. Or in 8/1966?
*1971: Salvaged.


Scimitar F.1 XD281
*8/21/1959: First flight.
*9/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1959: 807 NAS as "R-190".
*11/10/1959: Crashed near Aberfayle.
*Also noted as surviving until at least 1963?


Scimitar F.1 XD282
*9/16/1959: First flight.
*10/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*807 NAS as "R-193".
*807 NAS as "C-193".
*736 NAS as "xx-610".
*11/23/1962: Ditched into the sea off RNAS Lossiemouth.
*7/1963: Remains recovered and salvaged at Fleetlands.


Scimitar F.1 XD316
*9/25/1959: First flight.
*10/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*807 NAS as "R-194".
*807 NAS as "C-194".
*736 NAS as "LM-612".
*803 NAS as "R-031".
*1/28/1966: Ditched into the South China Sea.


Scimitar F.1 XD317
*10/6/1959: First flight.
*11/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*807 NAS as "R-197".
*807 NAS as "C-197".
*807 NAS as "C-195".
*800 NAS as "R-112".
*RAE Farnborough.
*Fleet Requirements Unit as "033" and "833".
*1969: Withdrawn from use.
*Currently preserved at the FAA Museum at RNAS Yeovilton.


Scimitar F.1 XD318
*10/29/1959: First flight.
*1/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*807 NAS as "R-191".
*803 NAS as "V-154".
*803 NAS as "H-154".
*803 NAS as "R-152".
*803 NAS as "R-025".
*12/31/1965: Ditched into the sea off Malaysia on a flight from HMS Ark Royal.


Scimitar F.1 XD319
*10/6/1959: First flight.
*11/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*807 NAS as "R-192".
*807 NAS as "C-192".
*3/7/1962: Ditched into the Gulf of Aden on a flight from HMS Centaur.


Scimitar F.1 XD320
*11/11/1959: First flight.
*12/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*807 NAS as "R-195".
*807 NAS as "C-193".
*800 NAS as "R-110".
*803 NAS as "H-148".
*803 NAS as "R-148".
*803 NAS as "R-015".
*2/6/1970: Struck off charge at RAF Brawdy.
*5/1970: Salvaged at RAF Brawdy.


Scimitar F.1 XD321
*11/26/1959: First flight.
*1/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1961: 807 NAS as "R-196".
*807 NAS as "C-194".
*800 NAS as "R-104".
*1965: 800B Training Flight as "E-113".
*803 NAS as "R-142".
*800B Training Flight as "E-116".
*11/10/1969: Struck off charge at RAF Brawdy. Or on 1/30/1970?
*5/1970: Salvaged at RAF Brawdy.


Scimitar F.1 XD322
*12/15/1959: First flight.
*1/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1964: 800 NAS as "E-100".
*807 NAS as "R-190".
*800 NAS as "R-106".
*800 NAS as "R-112".
*800 NAS as "R-109".
*AAEE Boscombe Down.
*803 NAS as "R-147".
*803 NAS as "R-020".
*Fleet Requirements Unit as "839".
*12/1970: Sent to be a target on the Foulness Island Ranges.
*4/1991: Sold for scrap to Mayer & Perry of Snailwell.


Scimitar F.1 XD323
*1/18/1960: First flight.
*2/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1962: 800 NAS as "R-105".
*804 NAS as "H-162".
*803 NAS as "R-157".
*803 NAS as "R-032".
*4/18/1966: Written off at RAF Changi, Singapore.
*Salvaged at Sembawang, Singapore.


Scimitar F.1 XD324
*2/4/1960: First flight.
*2/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*804 NAS as "H-161".
*800 NAS as "R-110".
*803 NAS as "R-158".
*803 NAS as "R-033".
*10/1966: Assigned as a ground trainer to RNAS Lee-on-Solent as A2590.
*9/1970: Sent to be a target on the Foulness Island Ranges.
*1982: Salvaged.


Scimitar F.1 XD325
*3/14/1960: First flight.
*3/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*Bailed to Vickers for tests.
*804 NAS as "H-165".
*800 NAS as "R-109".
*1965: 803 NAS as "R-151".
*803 NAS as "R-024".
*3/7/1966: Crashed while landing on the HMS Ark Royal.
*4/27/1966: Struck off charge at RAF Changi, Singapore.
*Salvaged at Sembawang, Singapore.


Scimitar F.1 XD326
*3/15/1960: First flight.
*5/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*804 NAS as "H-163".
*800 NAS as "R-111".
*7/31/1963: Ditched into the sea off Singapore on a flight from HMS Ark Royal.


Scimitar F.1 XD327
*5/10/1960: First flight.
*6/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*Bailed to Vickers for tests.
*AAEE Boscombe Down.
*803 NAS as "V-148".
*803 NAS as "H-148".
*803 NAS as "R-031".
*Fleet Requirements Unit.
*6/14/1968: Withdrawn from use.
*Used as a source of spare parts.
*1/1969: Salvaged at Fleetlands/Royal Navy Port Gosport.


Scimitar F.1 XD328
*5/27/1960: First flight.
*7/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*803 NAS as "V-153".
*803 NAS as "R-144".
*803 NAS as "R-015".
*8/30/1965: Written off aboard the HMS Ark Royal.
*11/1965: Sent to Fleetlands for repairs that were never carried out.
*7/1966: Salvaged at Fleetlands.


Scimitar F.1 XD329
*6/27/1960: First flight.
*7/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1960: 803 NAS as "V-154".
*12/9/1960: Ditched into the sea off Aden, Yemen after a bad launch from HMS Victorious.


Scimitar F.1 XD330
*7/13/1960: First flight.
*8/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*803 NAS as "V-148".
*807 NAS as "C-190".
*800 NAS as "R-103".
*803 NAS as "R-159".
*803 NAS as "R-034".
*11/17/1969: Struck off charge at RAF Brawdy. Or on 1/20/1970?
*5/1970: Salvaged at RAF Brawdy.


Scimitar F.1 XD331
*8/17/1960: First flight.
*9/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*803 NAS as "V-145V".
*803 NAS as "H-145".
*8/13/1962: Ditched into the Mediterranean Sea off Anzio, Italy.


Scimitar F.1 XD332
*9/15/1960: First flight.
*10/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*807 NAS as "C-194".
*1965: 764B Training Flight as "xx-616".
*1965: 764B Training Flight as "xx-612".
*1966: 736 NAS as "xx-612".
*10/1967: Assigned as a ground trainer to SAH Culdrose as A2574.
*Was preserved at the Cornwall Air Park in Helston.
*Was preserved at the Southampton Hall of Aviation.
*Currently stored at Timsbury, Hants.


Scimitar F.1 XD333
*12/22/1960: First flight.
*1/1961: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*803 NAS as "V-147".
*803 NAS as "H-147".
*803 NAS as "R-023".
*1965: 803 NAS as "R-150".
*Fleet Requirements Unit as "837".
*2/1967: Sent to be a target on the Foulness Island Ranges. Or in 1971?
*Salvaged. In 1989?

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For their assistance in various parts of this project, I would like to give thanks to the following individual people...

Tjalling Boelman
Eric Boehn
Johan Visschedijk
Clive Turner
Ian Gillan
John Moyes
Nick Parker