07 April 2017
Aviation72 have announced the release of a new, beautifully detailed and collectable diecast model of de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW2 XP924
Aviation72 have announced the release of a new, beautifully detailed and collectable diecast model of de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW2 XP924 – the last flying Sea Vixen in the world. The proceeds from the sale of the model will go to the national appeal to keep this formidable historic naval jet flying, its target is to raise £150,000.
The 1/72 scale model captures the classic Fleet Air Arm Fighter in all her glory with her futuristic lines which still enthral thousands of people at air shows and events around the UK.
In this year’s Centenary of Carrier Aviation, the Sea Vixen is a must see on the display circuit, representing the jet age of naval carrier aviation and 100 years of British carrier design and development.
This purely British designed, built and operated twin-engine jet is the last naval Cold War jet from the 1960s and 1970s still flying. She is a national icon and an irreplaceable example of that period of technological ingenuity and invention that gave British aviation a world leading reputation.
Part of the Navy Wings Collection, based at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton in Somerset, XP924 will be flying at Abingdon, Duxford, Shuttleworth, RNAS Yeovilton, Bournemouth and Jersey Air Shows in 2017.
To purchase your model and help keep this aircraft flying visit navywings.org.uk/flightstore or email [email protected]. This collectors item also comes with a year’s free Supporter Membership of Navy Wings giving you discount ticket prices to RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day and the opportunity to visit the Navy Wings Heritage Centre to see Sea Vixen FAW2 XP924 close up on Supporter Days.