Aircraft | De Havilland Sea Vixen

 

De Havilland Sea Vixen D.3 (XP924) at the Classic Air Show, Coventry - Click for Full Image

De Havilland Sea Vixen D.3 (XP924) at the 2003 Classic Air Show, Coventry. The aircraft gave an extremely impressive display.

(Picture May 2003)


 

De Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2 (XJ560) at Newark Air Museum - Click for Full Image

De Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2 (XJ560) at the Newark Air Museum.  This aircraft was originally a FAW.1 variant before being later converted to be a FAW.2 variant. It initially served with 890 Squadron at RNAS Yeovilton and flew from HMS Hermes. It later served with 892 Squadron before joining the RAE at Farnborough, and then Bedford where it was used to test runway arrestor barriers. It arrived at Newark in October 1985.

(Picture September 2002)


 

Sea Vixen FAW.2 (XN685) at Midland Air Museum - Click for Full Image

Sea Vixen FAW.2 (XN685) at Midland Air Museum. This aircraft was the second FAW.2 conversion and first flew from Hatfield, Hertfordshire in August 1962. Flying with No. 13 Joint Services Trials Unit it was used for Red Top missile trails at Hatfield and Boscombe down and then undertook Martel missile trials.

(Picture March 2003)


 
De Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.1 (XJ482) at the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum - Click for Full Image

De Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.1 (XJ482) at the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum. This aircraft served with 766 Squadron and the Royal Navy Electric School at Lee-on-Solent during it's operational career.

(Picture August 2002)


   
De Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2 (XJ565) at the De Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre at London Colney - Click for Full Image

De Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2 (XJ565) at the De Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre at Salisbury Hall, London Colney. This aircraft was originally built as a FAW.1 in 1960 but was later converted to FAW.2 standard in 1965. During it's operational career it flew with the majority of Fleet Air Arm squadrons. Retiring from Fleet Air Arm duty late in 1968 it ended it's career at Bedford undertaking arrestor trials. It fully retired in July 1976 and was moved by road to Salisbury Hall in October of that year. It is displayed in the colours of 899 Squadron of the Fleet Air Arm.

 

(Picture April 2003)


 

De Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2 (XS576) at Duxford - Click for Full Image

De Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2 (XS576) at Duxford is slightly tucked away and difficult to photograph. This aircraft joined 889 Squadron of the Royal Navy on HMS Eagle in 1965, serving with that Squadron until 1970. It was flown to Duxford in 1972.

(Picture April 2003)


 

De Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2 (XJ494) at Bruntingthorpe - Click for Full Image

De Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2 (XJ494) can be found at Bruntingthorpe and is part of the Phoenix Aviation Collection. This particular aircraft served with both 892 and 899 Squadron.

(Picture May 2003)


 

De Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2 (XS590) at the Fleet Air Arm Museum - Click for Full Image

De Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2 (XS590) in the Carrier Exhibition at the Fleet Air Arm Museum.

(Picture August 2001)


 

Sea Vixen FAW.2 (XJ579) at Midland Air Museum - Click for Ful Image

Nose of Sea Vixen FAW.2 (XJ579) is also at Midland Air Museum.

(Picture September 2002)

   
 

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