Supermarine Sea Lion

After the moderate success of the Saunders-Roe SR-A1 Wale, the Royal Navy issues a specification for a successor in 1948. Four companies handed in proposals and the Supermarine company was awarded a contract for 3 prototypes. the first of these flew in 1950 and after a short testing period the Sea Lion was ordered in production.

The type saw service in the Korean war and proved to be more than able to hold its own against the North Korean MiG-15s.


Model: Revell P6M Seamaster with 1/72 cockpit and canopy from a F8F Bearcat
I lost the canopy of the Revell kit and decided to re-scale the 1/136 scale kit to a 1/72 single seat fighter.

Last updated: 01/01/2023