Fighter All Weather (FAW) of the Fleet Air Arm.

892 Squadron Mk1 Sea Vixen takes the Barrier on HMS Centaur 1964.

From the archive of Nick Dunsford.
(892 Sqn Pilot on this last Commission of HMS Centaur 1964)

  • Starboard Oleo not down.
  • A spectacular debris field can be seen on engagement
  • Crew safe and quickly run from the aircraft.
  • Flight deck crews quickly to the rescue and foam the flight deck. A major consideration for the rescue crews are to make the ejection seats safe by inserting a pin in the firing sear at the top of the seat. The asbestos suited firemen standing on the fork lift would have this responsibilty.

 

Barrier Engagement Video

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