Aviation Photo #1290591 Westland Wyvern S4 - UK - Navy

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Eight bladed Armstrong Siddeley Python aboard HMS Eagle, near Gibraltar. 3 turboprop, 3667 hp, maximum speed 383mph. One of these Wyverns crashed into Eagle's superstructure at sea on May17th 1955; the pilot was badly injured, the aircraft a write off and Eagle had to return to harbour for repairs.
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Photo Added: November 10, 2007

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Anonymous
9 years ago
This picture shows how the gull wings folded to allow storage space and position on lift was important when rough weather access to hanger .it also shows the twin reversable props that gave this aircraft its precission flying time

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