de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2 XJ565 at de Havilland Heritage Centre, London Colney.

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G Lokey on October 22, 2013

The Sea Vixen is a twin boom, twin engined, 1950s-1960s British two-seat jet fighter of the Fleet Air Arm. It was a capable carrier-based fleet defence fighter that served into the 1970s. 140 production Sea Vixens were manufactured and first flown from Christchurch, Dorset. A single example remains airworthy today in the UK and is displayed regularly at air shows. And this was the reason I recently attended the Bournemouth Air Festival only for the Sea Vixen's display to be cancelled at the last minute as the pilot was called away on military duty. Not best pleased but I'll have another go next season! The Vixen at de Havilland Heritage has a working wing function and the wings are regularly folded as a visitor attraction!

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  • Uploaded on October 22, 2013
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    by G Lokey
    • Camera: SONY DSC-HX9V
    • Taken on 2013/10/20 10:52:12
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 4.28mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash