Coming from the same stable as the Spitfire the Swift was seen as the RAF’s great hope in the early to mid 1950s to counter the swept wing MiG-15 “Fagot”. Unfortunately it proved disappointing as a traditional gun armed fighter but found its niche as a low altitude tactical reconnaissance jet. It did also become the first missile-armed fighter in the RAF (albeit in a test role) when the F.7 variant became armed with Fairey Fireflash missiles guided by a small radar in the nose of the aircraft.
The aircraft was never exported but these profiles give an idea of how it may have looked in foreign colours.
Belgian Air Force Supermarine Swift PR.6 unarmed photographic reconnaissance version.
French Armée de l’air Supermarine Swift F.7 armed with Fairey Fireflash missiles.
Royal Canadian Air Force Supermarine Swift CF.7.
Royal Navy Supermarine Swift GA.8 (fictitious designation)