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#1 Selwyn

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 06:34 PM

Has anyone got or seen an in service picture of a sea vixen carrying 1000lb bombs?

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#2 Grizzly

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 07:32 PM

Has anyone got or seen an in service picture of a sea vixen carrying 1000lb bombs?

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The Vixen like the Phantom FG1 had a secondary strike roll & could could carry 500lb bombs on the four inner wing hard points or two 1,000lb bombs on the outer wing hard points . It could also carry 2,000lb bombs on the outer hard points or one red beard nuclear bomb & one fuel tank. Pictures are rear & I cannot find the one I have of them being carried. Hope this is of use to you.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:10 AM

Hi Selwyn
Don't know if these help?
first one Sea Vixen FAW.2
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second FAW.1
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:39 AM

This is the 2000 lbs pylon
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#5 Selwyn

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 11:29 AM

Many thanks Guys.

Just what I was looking for.

Also The Picture with the British 2000lb bomb is very rare. I think these bombs were only used by the Royal Navy.

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#6 Lawnguylander

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 06:05 PM

I think these bombs were only used by the Royal Navy.




....but so was the Sea Vixen, no? ;)

#7 Selwyn

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 06:57 PM

....but so was the Sea Vixen, no? ;)


In flying service yes, But I did my RAF Armourers weapon load training phase (including 1000lb bomb) on Sea Vixen on a RAF instructional airframe back in (my god!) 1979!

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