Aviation Photo #1289704 Westland Wyvern S4 - UK - Navy

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Nice view of a Wyvern just landed on Eagle's flight deck. The Mirror Projector Landing Sight, invented by British Commander N. Goodhart can be seen behind the left wheel of the aircraft. This system was first adopted by the Royal Navy and was subsequently used by all other navies. Note arrestor wire at full stretch, which will be unhooked once the aircraft has stopped and automatically drawn aft, to await the next aircraft.
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Photo Added: November 09, 2007

Comments (5)

10 years ago
What a superb image, a real piece of history with a rarely seen type in action
10 years ago
It's a Wyvern, that always catches my attention, plus it is caught in action, taking the wire. Always great to see these old birds, especially outside of a museum.
9 years ago
Its so nice to see a picture of a wyvern in action . i know these aircraft were not partially nice to fly but they are a wonderful looking aircraft
9 years ago
Full strecht wire & great rare aircraft. Opportunity at its best!
8 years ago
Rare photo of short lived aircraft, one of the last propellar driven military fighters.

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