The Arcs Of Fire Gallery
Foxy Lady by Philip E. West
by Philip E. West
During the 1960/70's, the de Havilland Sea Vixen's primary role was as an all-weather fighter and fleet defender. The aircraft had a two man crew, Pilot and an Observer and was equipped with radar, air to air missiles and rockets. As it continued its developement during its service, its capabilities increased to include bombing and reconnaissance missions. This truly great British aircraft was much liked by aircrews for its handling, strength and power.
Philip E. West has captured the scene as a Sea Vixen makes it final approach to a Bulwark Class Carrier, in this case HMS Eagle, these medium sized carriers were the backbone of the British naval Carrier Groups and Fleet Air Arm strike force, much loved and sadly retired way before their operational requirement time, when successive British governments convinced themselves that the need for force projection was no longer required in the age of missiles and nuclear weapons, a theory which of course came to be rapidly shattered! Unfortunetaly it would appear that today's goverment has learnt little from the debacle of through deck cruisers, having now retired the above's replacements again without it would appear a sound strategic reason other than cost cutting.
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Overall Print Size : 28¼" wide by 21½" high
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