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british-eevee: “De Havilland Sea Vixen in flight (date and location unknown) ”

De Havilland DH-110 Sea Vixen.

RN Sea Vixen is wearing authentic 899 NAS markings (carrier based fighter)

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Private de Havilland Sea Vixen photo by Trevor Thornton

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De Havilland DH-110 Sea Vixen FAW 2. A twin boom, twin-engine, two-seat jet fighter of the Fleet Air Arm. Introduced in 1959 for carrier use by the Royal Navy and retired in 1972. The foldable, swept wing craft was the 1st British aircraft to be solely armed with missles, rockets and bombs. Max speed was Mach 0.91 (690mph, 1,110km/h).

De Havilland DH-110 Sea Vixen FAW 2. A twin boom, twin-engine, two-seat jet fighter of the Fleet Air Arm. Introduced in 1959 for carrier use by the Royal Navy and retired in 1972. The foldable, swept wing craft was the 1st British aircraft to be solely armed with missles, rockets and bombs. Max speed was Mach 0.91 (690mph, 1,110km/h).

The Royal Navy’s Sea Vixen fighters were death traps. 145 Sea Vixens were built, of these 37.93%.were lost over the aircraft’s types twelve-year operational life. More than half of the incidents were fatal. The Sea Vixen entered service in 1959 (despite a first flight eight years earlier), two years later than the US Navy’s Vought F-8 Crusader. The F-8 was more than twice as fast as the Sea Vixen, despite having 3,000Ibs less thrust. The ten worst British military aircraft | Hush-Kit

Royal Navy, de Havillad Sea Vixens operating from the decks of Centaur-class light aircraft carriers.

de Havilland Sea Vixen at the de Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre in July 2012.

de Havilland Sea Vixen at the de Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre in July…

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