The DH 110 was originally designed as an all weather fighter for the RAF. Following the fatal crash of the prototype at Farnborough Air Show the RAF abandoned its interest in the type instead opting for the Gloster Javelin.
The design was however adopted by the Fleet Air Arm to replace its interim Sea Venom's and a partially navalised variant made its first flight in 1955. The first true Sea Vixen which by now featured folding wings, a hinged and pointed radome along with a hydraulically steerable nose wheel made its maiden flight in 1957.
The first Sea Vixen Squadron formed and in 1959 and the type served right up until 1972. In total 146 Sea Vixens were built spread across the FAW 1 & FAW 2 variants.
RAM Models have photographed a number of De Havilland Sea Vixen FAW 2 airframes and cockpit sections in detail. Numbering a total of (TBC) images we have covered all the areas which will allow the modeller to make their next scale project as accurate as possible.
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