de Havilland Sea Vixen at the Bournemouth Airshow

August 28, 2015 | Categories:


The de Havilland Sea Vixen was an early carrier based jet fighter, used in the UK between 1959 and 1972. It had an unusual twin boom tail.
(Below: de Havilland Sea Vixen in fly past at the Bournemouth Airshow 2011)

RAF Sea Vixen, underside, Bournemouth Airshow, Dorset

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English Electric Canberra at Bournemouth Airshow

August 28, 2015 | Categories:


The Canberra served a the Royal Air force from 1951 onwards for 55 years. It resembles a larger version of the Gloster Meteor.

The prototype test flights had discovered no need for any major modifications. The aircraft was stable, safe and relatively easy to fly.  In the canberra's early days (1950s), it could fly higher and faster then it's opponents, therefore it needed no self defence weapons to get it to a bombing target. With the arrival of the Hawker Hunter (...)

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Avro Vulcan Bomber at the Bournemouth Airshow

August 25, 2015 | Categories:

 

The noise the Vulcan bomber produces with it's four engines is huge, It has been my favorite to watch at the airshow but it retired from airshows in 2015. Along with the Gloster meteor the Vulcan was the UK's first delta winged aircraft intoduced in 1956.  At the Farnborough airshow the Avro Vulcan showed capable of maneuvares normally only fighter jets could do.

(Below: a close fly-past from the Bournemouth Airshow 2014)

Vulcan bomber flying close by, Dorset

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