RAN De Havilland Sea Venom FAW.53 cockpit (yes, another one…)
March 28, 2017 in Aviation
Time for another black cockpit, been a while now. Although I have filed a Sit-Around from a RAN Sea Venom before I think you can take one more. This time it´s the very nice cockpit from from the WZ 939 at the Classic Jet Fighter museum at Parafield, South Australia. The plane itself is beautifully restored and even have the radar disc for show. Please help yourself to compare the interior of the first Sea Venom cockpit I filed http://imodeler.com/2015/12/ran-de-havilland-sea-venom-faw-53-cockpit/, you might find a few differences… The Sea Venom´s cockpit is incredibly small for two persons. Tried to imagine an ejection sequence but couldn´t see that one wouldn´t leave ones legs behind thanks to sitting almost chest-to-instrument board (OK, I´m 183 but no big guts), bulky flight suit and parachute pack. Having two guys leaving the aircraft can´t have been much fun.
More info on this particular aircraft can be found here http://www.classicjets.com/collection/c_Venom.html and http://www.adf-serials.com.au/n4.htm
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