View Full Version : Sea Vixen

05-28-2017, 05:46 AM
Just seen this on Face book, all I know, happened yesterday. Pilot oh.

05-28-2017, 06:04 AM
I think he displayed at Duxford , returned to base at RNAS Yeovilton but couldn't get the U/C down so bellied it on a runway. blew the canopy after touchdown but didn't eject . (Brave man). All ended safely but it's a crying shame to see having followed all the hard work and hopes expressed by the team behind it.
Hard to say if it will go back in the air eventually .
I feel a tribute Vixen painting coming on :)

05-28-2017, 02:55 PM
:( someone posted this video ,not mine.I hope it gets back into the air but i do wonder if it is a bridge too far in this day and age with vintage jets.


05-28-2017, 06:11 PM
Hopefully not too much damage and it will be back in the air ....It's a beautiful aircraft

05-29-2017, 06:04 AM
There is a collection /fund raising page for her https://www.navywings.org.uk/support-us/sea-vixen-appeal-2017/

It was hydraulic failure The Navy wings own facebook page confirm hydraulic problems https://www.facebook.com/NavyWingsUK

"Navy Wings
27 May at 19:00
Upon her return to Yeovilton the Sea Vixen suffered hydraulic issues, Pilot performed a controlled wheels up landing, Pilot is safe & well."

06-11-2017, 10:51 AM
First I have seen of this - great pity - Airfix take note an aircraft I still wish to add to my 1:72 scale collection for artistic purposes.

06-11-2017, 01:06 PM
I have a nice resin kit of one in 1/72 I may be persuaded to part with :angel:

06-11-2017, 05:19 PM
@ Ianrevealed: http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/seavixen/models.php

I would recommend the "Xtramodel" 1:72 scale kit if you can get one. Beware of the old (and not so good) "Frog" kit reboxed by various other manufacturers.

06-11-2017, 05:20 PM
@ Ianrevealed: I'd recommend the "Xtramodel" 1:72nd kit if you can find one :thumbsup: