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FAW.2 XS590 - Fleet Air Arm Museum, RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset

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Sea Vixen FAW.2 XS590 at Yeovilton, 25th October 2007; Damien Burke

XS590 here is the Fleet Air Arm Museum's example, displayed in the museum's Carrier exhibition. Most museums with Sea Vixens fold their wings to save space, and the FAAM is no exception. XS590 is in very good condition, and there are no barriers to impede close inspection. They've even been kind to model makers and both the airbrake and emergency ram air turbine are extended. XS590 served with 892 and 899 Naval Air Squadrons and presented to the museum in 1970. The aircraft flew as part of Simon's Sircus during its time with 892 NAS.

Information on this page current as of 25/10/2007

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