This Day in Aviation History
December 16th, 1946
First flight of the Westland Wyvern.
The Westland Wyvern was a British single-seat carrier-based multi-role strike aircraft built by Westland Aircraft that served in the 1950s, seeing active service in the 1956 Suez Crisis. Production Wyverns were powered by a turboprop engine driving large and distinctive contra-rotating propellers, and could carry aerial torpedoes….
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YouTube, Britain’s Aircraft Parade (1952): http://gstv.us/1Qk3uJR
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