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Old 01-11-2020, 04:03 AM   #11
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https://vintageaviationecho.com/flying-the-sea-vixen/

Great article on flying the Sea Vixen if anyone is interested. Also, I highly recommend all of VAE's articles, the writing and photos are fantastic in all of them that I have read.
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Old 01-11-2020, 07:34 AM   #12
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Agreed. And I don't think many players will sign up to sit in the baggage compartment that is the plane's radar operator station...

This is a collection of developers that gave us a supersonic balalaika that absolutely reviles the idea of going a speed that doesn't at least begin with a "4" in km/h on your air speed indicator.

I think this is just the team and the customer base that'd want a ride in the 600+ KTAS rumble seat.
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Old 01-11-2020, 09:45 AM   #13
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I don't normally like asking/wishing threads but in this case I'll make an exception, I'd buy a Sea Vixen on day one on the basis of novelty alone. I like bizarre designs and this definitely qualifies.
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Old 01-12-2020, 12:24 AM   #14
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While i love the vixen i feel like the buccaneer would be a better choice given the variety of ordanance and service length.
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Old 01-12-2020, 12:37 AM   #15
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Me personally I'd sit this one out. I sit out many modules though, and only got the F-14 in the last sale, when it finally participated in one.
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Old 01-12-2020, 02:00 AM   #16
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Also, at least the Brits were nice enough to put a window in the side! But I bet that position smelled like air sickness.
They normally covered up the windows so no light would get in..
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Old 01-12-2020, 04:15 AM   #17
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While i love the vixen i feel like the buccaneer would be a better choice given the variety of ordanance and service length.
I definitely agree with this! +1

Having said that, ANYTHING with a tailhook gets my vote - and money!! I'd really like to see a RN carrier as well though.
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Old 01-14-2020, 05:25 PM   #18
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Yes, the Buccaneer would be a better choice objectively... and it is a great aircraft...

The Sex Vixen was some thing of a death trap as well...

But the ultimate development of the Vampire bauplan? With an asymmetrical cockpit? And an odd variety of air-to-ground ordinance...? I'd pre-order it over a Buccaneer (and just about anything else other than a Su-22)!

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...9%29_c1962.jpg

If the recoil-less rifle version had been made it'd have been even weirder...
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Old 01-14-2020, 06:01 PM   #19
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If the recoil-less rifle version had been made it'd have been even weirder...
Excuse me...ummm.... don’t leave me hanging here.......
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Old 01-14-2020, 06:13 PM   #20
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Excuse me...ummm.... don’t leave me hanging here.......
The original specs apparently had a 114mm recoil-less rifle with proximity fused shells... it appears it was a way to keep out of the range of the defensive gunners without having to rely on air-to-air missiles and unguided rockets (the eventual solution adopted)...

In contrast the recoil-less rifle that the OV-10 was to have been designed around was to simplify logistics when operating from forward bases (as it could use the same ammunition as used by the army) and to have more fire-power efficiency for weight than unguided rockets would provide...

They were two of the last proposals for recoil-less rifles on aircraft.
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