Westland Wyvern TF.1
historyThe Westland Wyvern was a British single-seat carrier-based multi-role strike aircraft built by Westland Aircraft that served in the 1950s, seeing active service in the 1956 Suez Crisis. Production Wyverns were powered by a turboprop engine driving large and distinctive contra-rotating propellers, and could carry aerial torpedoes.
vr137The Fleet Air Arm Museum's Wyvern is the world's last remaining Wyvern. As a pre-production prototype, it was fitted with a Rolls Royce Eagle H-block engine but was never flown. It spent its service career as a ground instructional airframe.
VR137 is on display in the overall natural metal finish it wore when first produced.
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