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