Revealed – the precision engineering of the Sea Vixen

A revealing report on the production of the Sea Vixen from the April 4, 1958 issue of The Aeroplane

Operating from the demanding environment of a carrier deck requires an aircraft to receive special modifications and be of sturdy construction. One of the most famous fighters to fly with the Royal Navy has been the Sea Vixen…

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Building the Sea Vixen

In February, 1955, the D.H. 110 was ordered into production. For some time the new fighters have been coming steadily off the production line at Christchurch, to replace the Sea Venom as the Royal Navy's standard all-weather fighter.


ALTHOUGH production of the original D.H.110 was planned for Hatfield, where jigging and tooling policy was initiated, the design and production of the Sea Vixen in its naval trim (wing-fold and long-stroke undercarriage excepted) has been the responsibility of de Havilland, Christchurch.

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