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De Havilland Sea Venom

Aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm

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Development

Entwicklung

The Sea Venom was the navalised version of the Venom NF.2 two-seat night fighter, and was used as an all-weather interceptor by the FAA. The necessary modifications for use on the Royal Navy's aircraft carriers included folding wings, a tailhook  and strengthened, long-stroke under-carriage. The canopy was modified to allow ejection from underwater. The Sea Venom saw much service during its time with the Royal Navy. In 1956, they, alongside RAF Venoms, took part in the Suez War. By 1959, the Sea Venom began to be replaced in Royal Navy service by the de Havilland Sea Vixen, an aircraft that also had the distinctive twin-boom tail. The Sea Venom would be withdrawn from frontline service soon afterwards.

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FAA Variants

FAA Versionen

 

FAW-20

Initial production aircraft, based on Venom NF.2A. 4,850 lbf Ghost 103 turbojet engine, AI Mk 10 radar. 50 built.

 

FAW-20

 
 

FAW-21

Improved version, equivalent to Venom NF.3. 4,950 lbf Ghost 104 engine, AI Mk 21 radar, strengthened long-stroke undercarriage.

 

FAW-21

 
 

FAW-22

More powerful 5,300 lbf Ghost 105 engine, giving improved high-altitude performance.39 new built.[

 

FAW-22

 
 

ECM-22

FAW.22s modified from 1957 for ECM purposes. No armament.

 

ECM-22

 
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Drawings

Zeichnungen

 

 

 

  700 NAS 1957 700 NAS 1958 700 NAS 1961
 

 

 

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  736 NAS 738 NAS 1958 750 NAS 1965
 

 

 

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  750 NAS 1967 766 NAS 787 NAS
 

 

 

  751 NAS 1957 766 NAS 809 NAS 1956
 

 

 

  809 NAS 1956 809 NAS 1958 809 NAS 1959
 

 

 

  831 NAS 1959 831 NAS 1960 831 NAS 1960
 

 

 

  831 NAS 1960 890 NAS 1954 890 NAS 1956
 

 

 

  890 NAS 1956 891 NAS 1954 891 NAS 1956
 

 

 

  891 NAS 1957 891 NAS 1958 891 NAS 1959
 

 

 

  892 NAS 1956 892 NAS 1956 892 NAS 1956
 

 

 

  893 NAS 1956 893 NAS 1956 893 NAS 1957
 

 

 

  893 NAS 1957 894 NAS 1956 894 NAS 1957
 

 

 

  894 NAS 1956 894 NAS 1960 FRU (1961)
 

 

 

  FRU (1966) Air Direction School RNAS Brawdy
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Units

Einheiten

FAA Units

Front-line Squadrons

808 NAS, 809 NAS, 890 NAS, 831 NAS, 891 NAS, 892 NAS
893 NAS, 894 NAS

Second-line Squadrons

700 NAS, 724 NAS, 736 NAS, 738 NAS, 750 NAS, 751 NAS
766 NAS, 787 NAS

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Specifications

Technische Daten

Specifications

FAW.22

Wingspan

Spannweite

13.06 m

Length

Länge

11.15 m

Height

Höhe

2.60 m

Wing area

Flügelfläche

25.9 m²

Engine

Motor

× de Havilland Ghost 105 turbojet, 5,300 lbf

Maximum speed

Höchstgeschwindigkeit

927 km/h

Empty weight

Leergewicht

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Loaded weight

Startgewicht

7,167 kg

Climb Rate

Steigrate

29.2 m/s

Service ceiling

Gipfelhöhe

12,040 m

Range

Reichweite

1,135 km

Armament

Bewaffnung

4× 20 mm cannon, up to 900 Kg of Bombs

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Serials

Seriennummern

De Havilland Sea Venom
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Total

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