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

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Sea Vixen FAW.2 XS590 at Fleet Air Arm Museum, 3rd November 2021; Jake Wallace

XS590 first flew in the early 1966s and was delivered to the Royal Navy in March that year. She served with 892 and 899 Naval Air Squadrons throughout her career.
The airframe retired to RNAS Yeovilton where she was presented to the Fleet Air Arm Museum in 1970.

XS590 is rather complete and can be seen in the museum's carrier exhibition, but she is in quite a cramped area of the hall, making it a challenge to get a decent photo of the whole airframe. However, there are no barriers around her so visitors can feel free to go and inspect her along with other airframes in the Carrier exhibition.

Information on this page current as of 04/11/2021, last updated by Jake

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