Sea Vixen F.A.W. Mk.2

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Sea Vixen F.A.W. Mk.2
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Sea Vixen F.A.W. Mk.2
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Description

The DH.110 Sea Vixen F.A.W. Mk.2 is a premium rank V British jet fighter with a battle rating of 8.3 (AB/SB) and 8.7 (RB). It was introduced in Update "Red Skies".

General info

Sea Vixen after using one of its Red Top AAM's.

Flight performance

Arrestor gear
Accelerates braking by grabbing the brake cable on the deck of the aircraft carrier
Air brakes
Allows you to dramatically reduce the flight speed by releasing special flaps
Max speed
at 100 m1 109 km/h
Turn time24 s
Max altitude13 000 m
Engine2 х Rolls-Royce Avon Mk.208
Type
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight21 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 100 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 1,109 1,093 13000 24.5 25.5 42.7 39.4 325
Upgraded 1,117 1,109 23.6 24.0 68.8 55.0

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
0 407 N/A 407 324 ~9 ~5
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 685 < 750 < 440 N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Basic mass Wing loading (full fuel)
Rolls-Royce Avon Mk.208 2 12,872 kg 291 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Takeoff
Weight
Weight (each) Type 8m fuel 20m fuel 26m fuel
2,361 kg Axial-flow turbojet 14,274 kg 16,359 kg 17,545 kg 21,205 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB/SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (100%)
Condition 100% WEP 8m fuel 20m fuel 26m fuel MTOW
Stationary 5,029 kgf N/A 0.70 0.61 0.57 0.47
Optimal 5,029 kgf
(0 km/h)
N/A 0.70 0.61 0.57 0.47
Sea Vixen flying on Frozen Pass.

Survivability and armour

Crew2 people
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear407 km/h

The Sea Vixen FAW.2 has no armour plates or bulletproof glass. The engines are both mounted in the centre of the airframe, with fuel tanks mainly in the wings. The tail overall is fairly weak and can be blown off easily by large calibre cannons, however the flap on the rear of the elevator can sometimes absorb shots, protecting the main elevator from damage. Unfortunately the Sea Vixen generally handles poorly when damaged, performance is reduced fairly significantly by damage to the wings and asymmetric damage can make control very difficult.

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB4 610 Sl icon.png
RB4 610 Sl icon.png
SB15 440 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts680 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 000 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 660 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 100 / 270 / 300 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 208 / 208 / 208 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
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Compressor
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New boosters
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Wings repair
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Engine
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G-suit
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Airframe
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Cover
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25 lb A.P. Mark II
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500 LB
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60 lb S.A.P. Mark I
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Mk.N1 540lb
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Red Top
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Matra №7 Mk 1
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1000 LB
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AGM-12B Bullpup

Armaments

Sea Vixen launching a Firestreak AAM.

Suspended armament

Number of setups25
List of setups
Setup 14 x Firestreak air-to-air missiles
Setup 24 x 500 lb H.E. M.C. Mk.II bomb
Setup 34 x Mk.M1 540 lb bomb
Setup 42 x 1000 lb G.P. Mk.I bomb
Setup 52 x 1000 lb G.P. Mk.I bomb
4 x 500 lb H.E. M.C. Mk.II bomb
Setup 62 x AGM-12B Bullpup air-to-ground missiles
Setup 74 x Red Top air-to-air missiles
Setup 8144 x RN rockets
Setup 98 x RP-3 rockets
8 x RP-3 rockets
Setup 1024 x AP Mk II rockets
Setup 112 x AGM-12B Bullpup air-to-ground missiles
2 x Firestreak air-to-air missiles
Setup 122 x AGM-12B Bullpup air-to-ground missiles
72 x RN rockets
Setup 132 x Red Top air-to-air missiles
4 x RP-3 rockets
4 x RP-3 rockets
Setup 142 x Red Top air-to-air missiles
12 x AP Mk II rockets
Setup 152 x AGM-12B Bullpup air-to-ground missiles
2 x Red Top air-to-air missiles
Setup 162 x Firestreak air-to-air missiles
72 x RN rockets
Setup 172 x Red Top air-to-air missiles
72 x RN rockets
Setup 182 x 500 lb H.E. M.C. Mk.II bomb
4 x RP-3 rockets
4 x RP-3 rockets
Setup 192 x 500 lb H.E. M.C. Mk.II bomb
12 x AP Mk II rockets
Setup 202 x 500 lb H.E. M.C. Mk.II bomb
2 x AGM-12B Bullpup air-to-ground missiles
2 x Red Top air-to-air missiles
Setup 212 x 500 lb H.E. M.C. Mk.II bomb
2 x AGM-12B Bullpup air-to-ground missiles
72 x RN rockets
Setup 222 x 500 lb H.E. M.C. Mk.II bomb
2 x AGM-12B Bullpup air-to-ground missiles
2 x Firestreak air-to-air missiles
Setup 232 x 1000 lb G.P. Mk.I bomb
4 x Firestreak air-to-air missiles
Setup 242 x 1000 lb G.P. Mk.I bomb
4 x Red Top air-to-air missiles
Setup 252 x 1000 lb G.P. Mk.I bomb
144 x RN rockets
Main articles: AP Mk II, RN, RP-3

The Sea Vixen F.A.W. Mk.2 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 4 x Firestreak missiles
  • 4 x 500 lb H.E. M.C. Mk.II bombs (2,000 lb total)
  • 4 x 540 lb Mk.M1 bombs (2,160 lb total)
  • 2 x 1,000 lb G.P. Mk.I bombs (2,000 lb total)
  • 2 x 1,000 lb G.P. Mk.I bombs + 4 x 500 lb H.E. M.C. Mk.II bombs (4,000 lb total)
  • 2 x AGM-12B Bullpup missiles
  • 4 x Red Top missiles
  • 144 x RN rockets
  • 16 x RP-3 rockets
  • 24 x AP Mk II rockets
  • 2 x Firestreak missiles + 2 x AGM-12B Bullpup missiles
  • 2 x AGM-12B Bullpup missiles + 72 x RN rockets
  • 2 x Red Top missiles + 8 x RP-3 rockets
  • 2 x Red Top missiles + 12 x AP Mk II rockets
  • 2 x Red Top missiles + 2 x AGM-12B Bullpup missiles
  • 2 x Firestreak missiles + 72 x RN rockets
  • 2 x Red Top missiles + 72 x RN rockets
  • 8 x RP-3 rockets + 2 x 500 lb H.E. M.C. Mk.II bombs (1,000 lb total)
  • 12 x AP Mk II rockets + 2 x 500 lb H.E. M.C. Mk.II bombs (1,000 lb total)
  • 2 x Red Top missiles + 2 x AGM-12B Bullpup missiles + 2 x 500 lb H.E. M.C. Mk.II bombs (1,000 lb total)
  • 2 x AGM-12B Bullpup missiles + 72 x RN rockets + 2 x 500 lb H.E. M.C. Mk.II bombs (1,000 lb total)
  • 2 x Firestreak missiles + 2 x AGM-12B Bullpup missiles + 2 x 500 lb H.E. M.C. Mk.II bombs (1,000 lb total)
  • 4 x Firestreak missiles + 2 x 1,000 lb G.P. Mk.I bombs (2,000 lb total)
  • 4 x Red Top missiles + 2 x 1,000 lb G.P. Mk.I bombs (2,000 lb total)
  • 144 x RN rockets + 2 x 1,000 lb G.P. Mk.I bombs (2,000 lb total)

Usage in battles

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Sea Vixen after destroying a target with its AGM-12B Bullpup.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Very high top speed of over 1,100 km/h at sea level
  • Good acceleration thanks to its two powerful engines
  • Red Top missiles can be very hard to dodge when used correctly
  • Climbs better than most aircraft it faces
  • Is surprisingly manoeuvrable
  • Can carry AGM-12B Bullpup air-to-ground missiles
  • Decent ground attack ordnance loadouts
  • Can drop bombs / fire rockets separately instead of in pairs
  • Can take-off and land from aircraft carriers
  • The AI Mk.18 radar is better than that found on most aircraft you face.

Cons:

  • The Sea Vixen has no guns or cannons, relying entirely on missiles for air-to-air combat
  • Missiles are rear-aspect only so you cannot engage targets you are approaching head-on (or from the front aspect in general)
  • Although you can use RN rockets for air-to-air they are very hard to aim and are impact fuse only
  • Both Red Top and Firestreak missiles do not have great range when fired from directly behind a target.
  • Only having four air-to-air missiles with no other air-to-air armament limits how many kills you can get without re-arming
  • Unlike in aircraft with guns you cannot opportunistically kill ground targets while flying around
  • Targets with flares can be very hard to kill
  • Having only missiles enforces a fairly high minimum engagement range on you (missiles require time to start tracking after launch, and arm their proximity fuse).

History

Devblog

Sea Vixen on HMS Ark Royal (R09).

Development of the Sea Vixen began in 1946 when de Havilland entered talks with the Admiralty on designing a future radar-equipped naval jet fighter with all-weather capability. Official requirements were drawn up in January 1947, by which time however de Havilland was already working on a design based on the preceding Vampire and Venom fighters designated DH 110.

Despite decreasing interest in the project by the late 1940's, in September 1951, the first prototype conducted its maiden flight. However, only a year later, the same prototype crashed during an air show, thus further impeding the project's progress. While the RAF abandoned the idea of purchasing the DH 110 by the mid 1950's, the FAA gained a renewed interest in the aircraft and placed an order for 110 machines to be built in February 1955. Along with the order, the DH 110 received its official designation 'Sea Vixen'.

As the Sea Vixen entered service with the FAA in 1959, de Havilland took note of the feedback gained from operational use of the aircraft and continued working on the Sea Vixen in an effort to improve its design. As a result, the Sea Vixen FAW.2 made its debut in 1962 which featured a number of improvements, of which one of the more notable ones was the ability to carry the Red Top air-to-air missiles. Over 140 Sea Vixens were built, most of which were converted over to the FAW.2 modification after its commissioning into service.

Although the British Sea Vixens never took part in any wars, they were still involved in a number of different combat operations primarily in Africa and the Middle East where they provided fire support for ground troops and flew patrols.

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