Some nice videos of Sea Vixens on youtube. Impressive Plane.
Good stuff there Frothy.
Some more Vixen pic's. I'll make these my last....promise...... before I take over the forum and turn it in to a Fleet Air Arm Forum
BLACKBURN BUCCANEER AND SEA VIXEN HMS EAGLE - 6197114048.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) Vixen and Buccaneer on HMS Eagle
DH Sea Vixen FAW2 _2%20cloud.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) DH SEA VIXEN FAW2 BOMBING RUN.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte)
DH SEA VIXEN FAW2 WITH VULCAN YEOVIL AIR DAY 2011.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) With Vulcan at Yeovilton Air Day 2011
DH SEA VIXEN FAW1 FIRE HMS VICTORIOUS 1961.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) Crash on Deck HMS Victorious 1961
Don't worry about it mate. I for one love it. You could alway start a FAA, Navy,Army and RAF thread, and ACF for me
As you may have noticed Brian, I'm very passionate about Naval Aircraft. And I find it's easy to bore people who aint!
Just to say, I love the Buccaneer and the Sea Vixen but my all time favorite is the Hawker Sea Fury. So I'll sneak this one in before I go.
HAWKER SEA FURY - SeaFury_launch.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte)
What does the letter stand for on the tails of these aircrafts?
There you go chocks...Your own Thread
POSTED BY CHOCKS
These letters a called "Deck Letters" every ship or Naval Air Station has them. It's a complicated system but basically the first letter of the ship or the first two letters of the shore station are used.
R = Ark Royal
N = Invincible
VL = Yeovilton
CU = Culdrose
E = Eagle
etc etc . Trust me though, It's complicated. For instance R for Ark Royal, why not A? because A was used on Albion and R was also used on Glory until 1953. There has been about 300 codes used to date so if ever you need to know you can ask me, I know a lot of them but I also have a book with all of them listed.
Thanks chocks, that's fascinating
So actually I've touched a Sea Harrier that's flew at the Falklands and served on 3 carriers. I feel highly honoured
I was part of a team ( of around 20 people ) that 'pulled' at Buccaneer along a runway at Cosford for charity back in the 80's - 1 minute 41 seconds (ish - if memory serves ) for 100 yards - the last 30 yards or so slightly uphill, and harder than the first 70 !
If at first you don't succeed, try again, then give up - no use being a fool about it !