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This page last updated on Thursday 12th April 2012

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Wilfried Van De Vel from Deurne Antwerpen

Postd at 6:55pm on Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Wonderfull site with many details of the Sea Vixen.It is a huge help in modelbuilding ( Aifix kit Sea Vixen 1/48 scale ) of this wonderfull machine.I have it years ago seen in Duxford museum and it has always left a lasting memory! And also on U-tube there is a lot of material from this aircraft!
Congrats for the very brilliantly Thunder & Lighnings site.

W.Saunders ( Tangmere Museum ) from Bognor Regis,W Sussex

Postd at 4:23pm on Monday, April 7th, 2014

Wanted photo's of under water ejection seat tests. Currently
working on Sea Vixen restoration at Military Aviation Museum ,Tangmere ,W.Sussex.

J Waller (Wol) from Somerset

Postd at 8:37pm on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

As a lad I was on 893 squadron our sea time was on HMS Victorious. My brother who was also on 893 claimed so as we could serve together and he would look out for me, trouble is I joined the Vic in Hong Kong 2 days after my brother had flown home on compassionate leave. The Sea Vixen batteries were housed in the Air Brake bay so any time they were required to be changed the AE trade (Air frames and Engines known as grubbers) had to disconnect the hydraulic ram so inadvertent operation was impossible. Still a... read more »read more »

Dave Edwards from Chorley, Lancashire

Postd at 12:23am on Monday, June 10th, 2013

I was a crash rescue firesuitman (Aircraft Handling Branch)aboard HMS's Ark Royal & Hermes in the sixties, and can tell you you've never lived if you've never been on the flight deck when a Vixen was landing on(especially at night) it was a brilliantly impressive aircraft in flight, taking off and landing on. But could I please ask you all to give a thought to the many aircrew who lost their lives in this aircraft, the losses where phenomenal for peacetime. During 1967 aboard Hermes (892 sqdn) we suffer... read more »read more »

Terry Lomax from Rep of Ireland

Postd at 4:22pm on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

My I ask a question of Ted Barret from Scarborough, Canada. (Jan.9th 09) I worked on Sea Vixens in the 70s(Royal Navy), would really like a 1/32 scale Sea Vixen, do you ,or anyone else know if this kit is available in UK or on the internet

Pete Kitchin from Australia

Postd at 12:12pm on Friday, April 6th, 2012

My da was a navigator with numerious squadrens.Mr Mike Mac Cookwier and my dad were the first to do 2000 deck landings.
Unfortunatly my dad passed away march last year.I enjoyed being a small boy and hanging around this fantastic aeroplane and it's crews

Len Newman from Cornwall

Postd at 8:29pm on Monday, February 6th, 2012

Great site for reference my Dad worked in the DH development Leavesden & Hatfield. So love the aircraft & modelling the Airfix 1/48 & Ciberhobby 1/72 kits so great for colour schemes.

Gregg Bender from Charles Town, WV

Postd at 2:10am on Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Invaluable photographs for the model building community! Never saw one in real life, but it's such a striking design that it's one of my all time favorites.
Thanks for the work you put into this site!

Alan Currie from uk

Postd at 9:50pm on Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

great site building airfix sea vixen great help for colours etc.

Jim Raynor from Lincolnshire

Postd at 7:17pm on Thursday, May 5th, 2011

What an amazing site ! as many others have also commented this will be invaluable to me whilst building my 1/48 airfix Sea Vixen
and correcting some of the minor issues ,your photos are large and clear enough to supercede many other sites on the web ,keep up the amazing work ...

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