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FAW.2 XJ579 - Midland Air Museum, Coventry Airport, Warwickshire

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Sea Vixen FAW.2 XJ579 at Baginton, 20th April 2013; Richard E Flagg

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.

Here, the section was restored to superb condition with having the sharks mouth painted on it. The cockpits are occasionally opened to allow members of the public experience sitting in a Sea Vixen as it is at a much more accessible height than the museums complete Sea Vixen XN685.

Information on this page current as of 18/06/2021

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