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Sea Vixen FAW.1s XJ481 and XJ476 after finishing Fireflash trials. 
W.R.E., Edinburgh, 
November 1962, 
via Mike Mirkovic. 
     
 

Sea Vixen Image Gallery

 
     
 
Serial c/n Aircraft History
XJ476 ? Belonged to the combined RAF and RN trials squadron at Boscombe Downs.
Flown to de Havilland's Factory Hatfield where it was placed in a crate marked 'Elephant incubator' and arrived at RAAF Edinburgh on 14/04/60.
To 1ATU 12/09/60 Woomera.
Used for 'Red Top' Missile trials at Woomera.
Stored Edinburgh 04/10/62 pending return to the UK.
Departed Adelaide SA 15/12/62 on SS Dorset and returned to Belfast UK.
Back at Boscombe Downs in March 1963 and involved in more trials.
Nose section only preserved Southampton Hall of Aviation.

 Highlight for Album: Sea Vixen XJ476  

XJ481 ? Belonged to the combined RAF and RN trials squadron at Boscombe Downs.
Flown to de Havilland's Factory Hatfield where it was placed in a crate and arrived at RAAF Edinburgh on 13/04/60.
To 1ATU 10/06/60 Woomera.
Used for 'Red Top' Missile Trials at Woomera.
Stored Edinburgh 04/10/62 pending return to the UK.
Departed Adelaide SA 15/12/62 on SS Dorset and returned to Belfast UK.
Now with the FAA Museum at Yeovilton.

Highlight for Album: Sea Vixen XJ481    

 
     
     
 

For a bit of fun!
Sea Vixen XN684 with Kangaroo roundels and "For Sale" sign on final launch from HMS Eagle

 
     

The Author of this page is Darren Crick updated by Brendan Cowan

Source: Aircraft Status Card, National Archives, Bob Geale, AHSA Journal,

Emails: Bob Geale, Clive Lynch, Martin Edwards

Updated 26 November 2013

 

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