Comments: Sunday Aircraft Cheesecake (Sea Vixen)

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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