AV7253003 Aviation 72 Sea Vixen FAW 2 XP924 Fly Navy Heritage Trust

PRICE: £59.99 incl VAT (RRP £80.00, SAVING £20.01)

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Limited Edition
Aviation 72
1/72 scale
AV7253003
Sea Vixen FAW 2
XP924
Fly Navy Heritage Trust

RRP £80.00

This highly collectable 1/72 scale model captures the classic Fleet Air Arm Fighter in all her glory with her futuristic lines which still enthral thousands of people at Air Shows and events around the UK.

 

This AV72 model comes complete with Tanks, Removable Landing Gear and a Metal Stand !

The artwork on the gift box is incorrect and shows ordinance that is not included with the model. The model is supplied as correct.The plastic blister pack will also have some empty spaces for ordinance which is also correct as there are no missing parts. All production of this model from the manufacturer is correct and identical.

Aviation 72 , NAVY WINGS and Flying Tigers have teamed up to give Flying Tigers customers a fantastic offer ! When you buy this model from Flying Tigers you will get FREE membership to NAVY WINGS (normally £30.00 per year ) for one year !

The NAVY WINGS Collection unites a range of owners and operators of historic Naval aircraft. This outstanding array of aircraft, when considered together, provides a unique insight into the full suite of Naval aviation achievements, from the very earliest days of flying aircraft from the water to the breathtaking technological advances that enable high-speed jets and heavy helicopters to land on the moving decks of ships at sea.

The core of the collection comprises the aircraft of the Royal Navy Historic Flight (RNHF) and the Fly Navy Heritage Trust (FNHT). Through the generous contribution of other heritage naval aircraft owners who, under the NAVY WINGS umbrella, join the RNHF and FNHT at air displays and air shows, an impressive story of the very best of naval aircraft development can be told.

As a Navy Wings Supporter you benefit from the following :-

•  The knowledge that you are personally helping to preserve the Nation’s heritage (with an exclusive badge to prove it).

•  Exclusive Access to the Navy Wings Heritage Centre – home of the RN Historic Flight and the Trust’s own Sea Vixen and Sea Fury T20 – on our regular Supporters’ Days.

•  Supporters’ discount on tickets to RNAS Yeovilton Air Day.

•  Free access to our private marquee at Yeovilton Air Day each year (which provides free refreshments, comfort facilities and the option of a catered lunch).

•  Free entry to our annual draw for a flight in a light aircraft from RNAS Yeovilton.

•  Regular Newsletters including the latest news of the Trust’s work and the operational status of the Royal Navy Historic Flight and other Navy Wings aircraft.

•  50% off standard day admission to the Fleet Air Arm Museum (on submission of your Supporter membership card). Supporters can be accompanied by up to 3 guests on any one visit, each at a reduced 50% off the standard day admission for individual tickets (not valid against family tickets).

To take advantage of this fantastic offer, simply buy AV7253003 Aviation 72 Sea Vixen FAW 2 XP924 Fly Navy Heritage Trust shown below from Flying Tigers and full details of how to send off for your FREE membership year will be included with the model. It’s that simple !

This offer is valid until 31st December 2017, or whilst stocks last .

Further information on NAVY WINGS  is available by visiting their website by CLICKING HERE.

 

Please visit the Flying Tigers Newsletter on the deHavilland Sea Vixen by clicking on the link below:-

https://www.flying-tigers.co.uk/2016/the-de-havilland-sea-vixen/

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Model Description

Aviation 72 1/72nd scaleAV7253003 Aviation 72 Sea Vixen FAW 2 XP924 Fly Navy Heritage Trust. Buy online at Flying Tigers.

The de Havilland DH.110 Sea Vixen is a twin boom, twin-engined 1950s–60s British two-seat jet fighter of the Fleet Air Arm designed by de Havilland at Hatfield, Hertfordshire. Developed from an earlier first generation jet fighter, the Sea Vixen was a capable carrier-based fleet defence fighter that served into the 1970s. Initially produced by de Havilland it was later known as the Hawker Siddeley Sea Vixen after de Havilland became a part of the Hawker Siddeley Group in 1960. A single example remains airworthy today in the UK and is displayed regularly at airshows.

The aircraft did not take part in any true wars during its career with the Fleet Air Arm though it took part in many operations. In 1961, President Abdul Karim Kassem of Iraq threatened to annex the neighbouring oil-rich state of Kuwait. In response to Kuwait’s appeal for external help, the United Kingdom dispatched a number of ships to the region, including two fleet carriers. Sea Vixens aboard the fleet carriers flew patrols in the region, and Kassem’s aggressive actions wilted in the face of the strong naval presence, thus averting a war over Kuwait.

In January 1964, trouble flared in the East African state of Tanganyika after the 1st and 2nd Tanganyika Rifles mutinied against the British officers and NCOs who, despite Tanganyika being independent, still commanded the regiment. The mutineers also seized the British High Commissioner and the airport at the capital Dar-es-Salaam. The UK responded by sending the light fleet carrier HMS Centaur, accompanied by 45 Commando, Royal Marines. The Sea Vixens, flying off Centaur, performed a number of duties including the providing of cover for the Royal Marines who were landed in Tanganyika by helicopters. The operation “to restore Tanganyika to stability” ended in success. That same year, Sea Vixens of HMS Centaur saw service once again in the Persian Gulf, including the launch of air strikes against rebel forces, this time supporting British forces fighting against locals disgruntled by the loss of tolls in the Radfan. Later in 1964, HMS Centaur’s 892 Squadron Sea Vixens stationed off Indonesia, helped to prevent an escalation of President Sukarno’s Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation.

Sea Vixens saw further service during the 1960s, performing duties on Beira Patrol, a Royal Navy operation designed to prevent oil reaching landlocked Rhodesia via the then Portuguese colony of Mozambique. The Sea Vixen also saw service in the Far East. In 1967, once again in the Persian Gulf, Sea Vixens helped cover the withdrawal from Aden. There were a number of Royal Navy warships involved, including the carriers HMS Albion, HMS Bulwark and HMS Eagle (carrying the Sea Vixens) and the LPD (Landing Platform Dock) HMS Fearless.

The Sea Vixen also took to the skies in the aerobatic role, performing in two Royal Navy display teams: “Simon’s Sircus” (sic) and “Fred’s Five”.

Of the 145 Sea Vixens constructed, 54 were lost in accidents. Two DH.110 development prototypes were also lost.

A small number of Sea Vixens were sent to FR Aviation at Tarrant Rushton airfield for conversion to D.3 drone standard, with some undergoing testing at RAF Llanbedr before the drone programme was abandoned. Among them was XP924, now G-CVIX, the only Sea Vixen to remain in flying condition, which has now been returned to 899 NAS colours. Formerly owned and operated by De Havilland Aviation, G-CVIX could be viewed at their hangar at Bournemouth Airport in Dorset, southern England, or at air shows around the UK.  On September 16, 2014 G-CVIX was transferred to Naval Aviation Ltd., a subsidiary of Fly Navy Heritage Trust and will be based and displayed at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton.

RRP £80.00

Weight 750 g
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Model Type

Scale

Historical Era

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Model Code: AV7253003

Model categories:
Aviation 72, Military Aviation, de Havilland Sea Vixen