Aircraft Profiles
Aircraft
Westland Wyvern - Part I
The Westland Wyvern was a Cold War Strike aircraft used by the Royal Navy in the 1950s. The production aircraft were powered by a gas turbine driving two contra-rotating propellors.

The Wyvern saw combat in the Suez Crisis of 1956, flying from HMS Eagle. It was fitted with an ejector seat, which was quite rare for propellor-driven aircraft. The Wyvern had a short life from 1953 to 1958, then it was replaced by jet aircraft.

The Wyvern was armed with 4 x 20mm cannon, and up to 3,000lb of external stores including rockets, bombs, or a torpedo.
Country of Origin:
Great Britain
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