Sea Vixen 134 undercarriage collapse

#2
Notice on this one that the nose wheel has collapsed. Had half a dozen, collapse one of the main wheel oleos landing on board Hms Victorious on the last commission. Ps the grubbers ran out of jury struts repairing them:D
 
#14
Anyone who travelled in the observers hole had to be measured from their back to their knees whilst sitting - too long - eject - bye legs
 
#16
How many Aircrew Medical Boards and preflight medicals were you involved with during your days of operating with Sea Vixens?
 
#18
Quick question about the "observers hole". Was it always blacked out, or did they sometimes fly with a clear dome?
It was originally a metal hatch and the Observer had a small window to his right, and could see the right side leg of the pilot when in the cole hole to his left.The problem came when ejecting,as the pilot could go straight through the canopy, but the O ,had to eject the metal hatch first, the delay often proved fatal!!!, later on the metal hatch was replaced with a Perspex cover, and the O could go straight through!! Also the Vixen, and Buccaneers iirc, we're later fitted with command ejection.... Pilot pulls the black and yellow, and they both go out together. Ps also to come in , then was the facility for underwater ejection. And later rocket ejection isc
 
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