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  • J Boyle
    With malice towards none
    • Oct 2004
    • 9790

    Sea Venom for sale in the U.S.

    I was surprised to see it in Trade-A-Plane.
    http://www.trade-a-plane.com/detail/1524860.html

    The owner calls it a Vampire but if I'm not mistaken it's a Sea Venom.
    It's part of a jet warbird collection which includes a rare Douglas F5D Skylancer modified by NASA with a wing for SST research (I'm told it was flown by Neil Armstrong), F-104, A-7, A-4 and a couple of MiGs (which seem to have replaced wingless Ercoupes as non-functioning airport "art" lately ).

    Anyone know about the Venom? I know some ex-RCAF (and other) Vampires were flown here, but a Sea Venom must have been rare.
    Hopefully, it will find a good home in the UK.
    Last edited by J Boyle; 26th May 2012, 17:49.
    There are two sides to every story. The truth is usually somewhere between the two.
  • David Burke
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jan 2000
    • 10027

    #2
    Its ex Royal Australian Navy -probably the only one still airworthy. Nice aircraft but probably of limited value.

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    • G-ASEA
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Feb 2006
      • 1411

      #3
      I also see a DH 90 Dragonfly is up for sale in Trade-A-plane.

      Dave

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      • Wyvernfan
        wyvernfan@gmail.com
        • Oct 2007
        • 5886

        #4
        If only i had the money. Think its ex RAN, and i believe this one can be ground run and taxied too.

        Edit. You beat me to it DB. Although i'd be surprised if its a flyer.


        Rob
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        • pagen01
          St Mawganphile
          • Aug 2007
          • 10711

          #5
          I would love to see this come to the UK and be retuned to flying status! How come big lotto winners never seem to be post-war Fleet Air Arm fanatics?!

          Maybe a return to Australia would be possible, they seem quite keen on their flying heritage.
          http://www.abpic.co.uk/search.php?q=...t=most_popular

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          • vampiredave
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Jan 2009
            • 107

            #6
            It is ex-RAN Sea Venom FAW.53, WZ944 / N7022H, which was restored to flying condition in the markings of 809 Squadron. It was certainly airworthy up to a few years ago.

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            • Phantom Phil
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Nov 2007
              • 1062

              #7
              Well said!

              I would love to see her come back over to the UK although like you said, maybe Australia will be more interested...

              Originally posted by pagen01 View Post
              I would love to see this come to the UK and be retuned to flying status! How come big lotto winners never seem to be post-war Fleet Air Arm fanatics?!

              Maybe a return to Australia would be possible, they seem quite keen on their flying heritage.

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              • Black Knight
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Oct 2003
                • 1900

                #8
                Rare Hunter T8M for only $19K

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                • pogno
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Dec 2005
                  • 1182

                  #9
                  Originally posted by G-ASEA View Post
                  I also see a DH 90 Dragonfly is up for sale in Trade-A-plane.

                  Dave
                  Yes it G-AEDT now in New Zealand. If only a lottery winner would buy it and donate it to the Shuttleworth Trust, wouldnt it look lovely next to the Comet racer.

                  Richard
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                  "America" Somebody laughed politely.

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                  • Consul
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Aug 2004
                    • 1768

                    #10
                    Originally posted by vampiredave View Post
                    It is ex-RAN Sea Venom FAW.53, WZ944 / N7022H, which was restored to flying condition in the markings of 809 Squadron. It was certainly airworthy up to a few years ago.
                    I thought the only "recently" airworthy Sea Venom was the ex Amjet example N903WZ (Ex RAN N4-903, WZ903). I recall seeing that fly at the Oshkosh gathering in 2000. Was N7022H also flown in the US in the recent past?

                    Tim
                    Last edited by Consul; 27th May 2012, 20:25.
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                    • Wyvernfan
                      wyvernfan@gmail.com
                      • Oct 2007
                      • 5886

                      #11
                      Thats interesting. I thought the Amjet example never got completed, and therefore never flew with the organisation.


                      Rob
                      Last edited by Wyvernfan; 27th May 2012, 20:57.
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                      • Consul
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Aug 2004
                        • 1768

                        #12
                        I think it's me getting the two airframes confused and if so I apologise. The scheme I see from web pics that "WZ944" carries is how I remember the Oshkosh visitor appearing. My aged brain must be getting addled as maybe that was N7022H I saw flying then.

                        Tim
                        Last edited by Consul; 27th May 2012, 20:53.
                        "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."(Mary Baker Eddy)

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