This Day in Aviation History
September 26th, 1951
First flight of the de Havilland Sea Vixen.
The de Havilland DH.110 Sea Vixen is a twin boom, twin-engined 1950s–60s British two-seat jet fighter of the Fleet Air Arm designed by de Havilland at Hatfield, Hertfordshire. Developed from an earlier first generation jet fighter, the Sea Vixen was a capable carrier-based fleet defence fighter that served into the 1970s. Initially produced by de Havilland it was later known as the Hawker Siddeley Sea Vixen after de Havilland became a part of the Hawker Siddeley Group in 1960. A single example remains airworthy today in the UK and is displayed regularly at airshows….
Wikipedia, de Havilland Sea Vixen: http://gstv.us/1gVzqUQ
YouTube, Britain’s New Fighter (1951): http://gstv.us/2diXtS4
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