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Airfix 1/48 scale de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2

Airfix packs this model kit with options, including posable control surfaces, including the flaps, folded wings, and canopies open or closed.

By Matthew Walker
Published: July 6, 2011
Some years ago, I saw some video of operations onboard a British aircraft carrier that showed Wessex helicopters, F-4 Phantoms, and de Havilland Sea Vixens taking off and landing. The thing that really struck me was how the Sea Vixen made the Phantom look almost dainty and nimble — two words that really should not appear in a sentence with an F-4! The Sea Vixen just looked so incredibly brutish and unorthodox in a carrier role — behemoth would not be too strong an adjective! It was the final and largest of de Havilland’s twin-boom jets, the others being the Venom and Vampire.
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