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de Havilland Sea Venom FAW21 (WW138)

de Havilland Sea Venom FAW21 (WW138)

Ordered under Contract Number - 6/Acft/6165/CB.7(a). Built at Christchurch

01/03/1955 - DH Christchurch (2.40hrs)
02/03/1955 - to Receipt and Despatch Unit, Stretton (4.15hrs) 03/05/1955 - to 809 NAS at Yeovilton as 227 (6.30hrs)
14/09/1955 - with 809 NAS at Yeovilton when a raincoat was ingested into the engine
01/12/1955 - with 809 NAS at Hal Far when engine again damaged 13/03/1956 - to RNAY Belfast for checks and modifications (148.20hrs)
08/10/1956 - DH Chester for modifications and fitting of ejection seats (153.00hrs)
05/02/1957 - RDU Stretton (154.45hrs)
17/06/1957 - into preservation until 07/02/1958
13/03/1958 - RNAY Belfast for modifications and Electronic Counter Measures (ECM) fit (156.00 hrs)
08/05/1958 - aircraft Holding Unit, Abbotsinch
08/08/1958 - long term storage
05/06/1959 - dismantled and transported to RNAY Belfast for FAW22 conversion (arrived 11/06/1959)
14/12/1959 - Naval Aire Radio I installation Unit at Lee on Solent for ECM mods (160.35hrs)
11/01/1961 - to 831 NAS at Culdrose coded 383
07/09/1961 - at Hal Far, suffered fire in engine bay
10/1961 - at Lossiemouth, had a loose engine cowling whilst in flight 25/10/1961 - at Lossiemouth, drop tank jettisoned on test flight 03/04/1962 - at Culdrose, nose wheel retracted during ground handling 02/10/1962 - at Culdrose, made a precautionary landing
09/10/1962 - at Culdrose, no undercarriage lights on landing 04/12/1964 - to RNAY Belfast for modifications (880.00hrs)
05/05/1967 - to Airwork Services at Yeovilton coded 734 (882.20hrs) 03/04/1969 - with Airwork Services at Yeovilton (1533.25hrs) 24/06/1969 - to FAAM
30/07/2002 - into Reserve Collection at Cobham Hall store

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Role - Two seat all weather fighter and strike aircraft

Manufacturers - de Havilland Aircraft Co

Power plant - One 5,300lb thrust DH Ghost 105

Wingspan - 42ft 10ins

Length - 36ft 8ins

Height - 8ft 6.25ins

Weight - 15,800lbs loaded

Max speed - 575mph at sea level

Range - 705 miles

Armament - 4 x fixed 20mm guns and provision for bombs or 8 x 60lb rocket projectiles below the wings

 

 


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