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XJ579 - Midland Air Museum, Coventry Airport, Warwickshire

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Sea Vixen FAW.2 XJ579 at Baginton, 20th June 2008; author

XJ579 served with 766 and 899 NAS, then went to DTEO Llanbedr. She was later transferred to the A&AEE and finally ended up in store at Farnborough, where she was scrapped and stripped for spare parts, the nose section going to the Midland Air Museum. Restored to superb condition, the nose has had the shark's mouth marking added is occasionally opened up for visitors to sit in, being at a much more accessible height than their complete Sea Vixen (XN685)!

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