De Havilland Jet
A battle-damaged de Havilland Sea Venom lands on HMS Eagle during the 1956 Suez Crisis. The British-designed Sea Venom served with the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm and with the Royal Australian Navy. The French Navy operated the Aquilon, a version of the Sea Venom FAW.20 licence-built by SNCASE (Sud-Est). The Sea Venom saw several production variants until she was withdrawn from service in the early 1970s.
The de Havilland Sea Venom was a British postwar carrier-capable jet aircraft developed from the de Havilland Venom. It served with the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm and with the Royal Australian Navy. The Sea Venom was the navalised version of the Venom NF.2 two-seat night fighter. The necessary modifications for use on the Royal Navy's aircraft carriers included folding wings, a tailhook and strengthened, long-stroke undercarriage. The canopy was modified to allow ejection from underwater.
The de Havilland Sea Venom FAW Mk 20 gave the RAF an interim radar equipped all weather fighter force between the piston engine Sea Horne the appearance of the advance Sea Vixen.Later improvements led to FAW Mk 21 22.Sea Venom was also operated by the Australian Navy and the French SNCASE built a redesigned Sea Venom,including a single seat version for the Navy,the Aquilon.Royal Navy Sea Venoms in concert with RAF Venom fighter bombers saw action during the Suez crisis in 1956.