The Sea Venom was the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm’s first all-weather jet fighter. It entered service in March 1954.

Sea Venoms were used to attack Egyptian targets after Egypt seized control of the Suez Canal in 1956. They were also in combat in the Yemen and against Greek Cypriot forces (EOKA) in Cyprus.  

Date:    1955
Mark: FAW.22
Crew: 2 (pilot, radar operator)
Top speed:  575 mph (927 km/h)
Range: 705 miles (1,135 km)
Weapons: 4 x 20mm Hispano cannons
2 x 1,000lb (454kg) bombs or 8 x 60lb (27kg) RP-3 rockets

de Havilland Sea Venom

Sea Venom

Cockpit view

Sea Venom cockpit

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