Tag Archives: Attacker

Supermarine’s “Big-Boned” Sailor

The old saying of “If it looks right, it flies right” is not to be taken lightly. Before computer controls, that was a good rule of thumb. So, then, I’m assuming that you can also say “If it looks fat, slow and pedestrian, it’ll fly like a moving truck” and be similarly correct. Well, as […]

Quit Draggin’ Your Feet… er… Tail!

Nearly unique in the annals of aviation history, the Supermarine Attacker was a tail dragger jet! Designed with a Spiteful’s laminar flow wing and a body that would make the Michelin Man feel svelte, the Attacker was slow and uninspiring. Because of this, the Attacker’s place in history is largely forgotten, and thus few kits […]