XS577 - Privately owned, Switzerland
Sea Vixen D.3 XS577 at Bruntingthorpe, 17th November 1998; author
A Sea Vixen that served rather different purposes in later life was XS577; converted from FAW.2 to D.3 standard and used for training drone pilots, it was operated for only a short time and then stored. In 1996 she was bought by Phoenix Aviation and scrapped, with the nose section kept by at Bruntingthorpe, but not on public display. The cockpits were lacking ejector seats and many instruments etc. were missing so it needed a lot of restoration before being useful as a public exhibit - while work had started, it has since moved on to a collector in Switzerland, and nothing has been heard of progress since.
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