October 10, 2004

Sunday Aircraft Cheesecake (Sea Vixen)

This week's airplane is the De Havilland Sea Vixen:


As will become apparent in future servings of aircraft cheesecake, I find the twin-boom tail an attractive feature on airplanes.

Posted by JohnL at October 10, 2004 08:47 PM

One look at it, and it was immediately clear to me that it was a british aircraft. US designers would have put the cockpit on the centerline.

Posted by: rosignol at October 13, 2004 05:30 PM

There were actually two cockpits in the Sea Vixen. The flat-black window-looking thing next to the pilot's cockpit was the observer's (or, in Brit aviation lingo, "looker's") cockpit, [un]affectionately known as the "coal hole."

Thanks for commenting, and check out some of the other airplanes in the Wild Blue Yonder category.

Posted by: JohnL at October 13, 2004 05:40 PM

So when will you be serving a DeHavilland Mosquito in the cheesecake photos? That is probably my favourite plane from WWII. And so cool too. Made from "non-strategic" materials, conceived as a bomber - but used as a fighter. What is not to like?

I think I even have some photos of one flying at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford... If you need one for the files...

Posted by: The Maximum Leader at October 15, 2004 08:36 AM

M. Leader, I did a little googling on the Mosquito just now and learned enough interesting trivia that I will probably feature that aircraft in the next installment. Please send along a good photo or two. I usually like having a couple of angles of each aircraft to choose from.

Posted by: JohnL at October 15, 2004 08:54 AM
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