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de Havilland DH112 Venom FB.50 ‘WR470

de Havilland DH112 Venom FB.50 ‘WR470 - plane, flight, military, aircraft, jet
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“The first of Classic Air Force’s Venoms was built in 1954 and constructed in Switzerland by Pilatus, under licence from de Havilland.
It bears the construction number 752 and was assembled by F&W at Emmen. It was given the serial J-1542 and entered service with the Swiss Air Force on high level photo-reconnaissance duties, later being transferred to the reserve forces for training purposes within the same role.
Like all Swiss Venoms, the aircraft was fitted with a pointed front fuselage, which was often referred to as the ‘Pinocchio’ nose.
It remained in charge with the Swiss Air Force for almost thirty years and was finally retired on 3 May 1984. By this time it had flown a total of 1,735 hours.
It was then acquired at auction by BAe test pilot John Davies and Channel Express founder Philip Meeson in 1984. The aircraft was then ferried to the UK and delivered to Cranfield, Bedfordshire. J-1542 was subsequently registered with the CAA as G-GONE and painted into RAF markings to represent WR470, and FB4. It was re-registered as G-DHVM on 26 November 2003 and retains the FB4 serial and markings.
Based at Bournemouth, under the care of Hunter One and later Jet Heritage Ltd., the Venom was a familiar airshow ‘act’ during the 1980s and early 1990s. Ownership transferred wholly to John Davies in 1991, with the aircraft eventually being ferried to Hawarden, Cheshire in 1995 for storage.
G-GONE returned to Bournemouth in 1998 and was registered to Glen Lacey and later Gwyn Jones. Gwyn took the opportunity to remove the Swiss style ‘Pinocchio’ nose on 2000 and replace it with a standard Venom nosecone. He also repainted the aeroplane with an all yellow colour scheme and added the Welsh flag to the tail.
Operated alongside Gwyn’s SEA Vixen and Vampire the aircraft appeared at a number of events in 2001 but it suffered a wheels-up landing at Biggin Hill Air Fair on 2 June. It was soon repaired and flying again and was sold to Aviation Heritage Ltd. (part of the Air Atlantique Group) in 2003 and was re-registered as G-DHVM. It currently flies in the markings of ’WR740’ of 208 squadron RAF in the 1950’s.
This aircraft was kindly donated to the trust by Mike Collett and Air Atlantique.”
andymackie22 Uploaded by andymackie22 on . de Havilland DH112 Venom FB.50 ‘WR470 - Desktop Nexus Aircraft Download free wallpapers and background images: de Havilland DH112 Venom FB.50 ‘WR470. Desktop Nexus Aircraft background ID 2645752. “The first of Classic Air Force’s Venoms was built in 1954 and constructed in Switzerland by Pilatus, under licence from de Havilland.
It bears the construction number 752 and was assembled by F&W at Emmen. It was given the serial J-1542 and entered service with the Swiss Air Force on high level photo-reconnaissance duties, later being transferred to the reserve forces for training purposes within the same role.
Like all Swiss Venoms, the aircraft was fitted with a pointed front fuselage, which was often referred to as the ‘Pinocchio’ nose.
It remained in charge with the Swiss Air Force for almost thirty years and was finally retired on 3 May 1984. By this time it had flown a total of 1,735 hours.
It was then acquired at auction by BAe test pilot John Davies and Channel Express founder Philip Meeson in 1984. The aircraft was then ferried to the UK and delivered to Cranfield, Bedfordshire. J-1542 was subsequently registered with the CAA as G-GONE and painted into RAF markings to represent WR470, and FB4. It was re-registered as G-DHVM on 26 November 2003 and retains the FB4 serial and markings.
Based at Bournemouth, under the care of Hunter One and later Jet Heritage Ltd., the Venom was a familiar airshow ‘act’ during the 1980s and early 1990s. Ownership transferred wholly to John Davies in 1991, with the aircraft eventually being ferried to Hawarden, Cheshire in 1995 for storage.
G-GONE returned to Bournemouth in 1998 and was registered to Glen Lacey and later Gwyn Jones. Gwyn took the opportunity to remove the Swiss style ‘Pinocchio’ nose on 2000 and replace it with a standard Venom nosecone. He also repainted the aeroplane with an all yellow colour scheme and added the Welsh flag to the tail.
Operated alongside Gwyn’s SEA Vixen and Vampire the aircraft appeared at a number of events in 2001 but it suffered a wheels-up landing at Biggin Hill Air Fair on 2 June. It was soon repaired and flying again and was sold to Aviation Heritage Ltd. (part of the Air Atlantique Group) in 2003 and was re-registered as G-DHVM. It currently flies in the markings of ’WR740’ of 208 squadron RAF in the 1950’s.
This aircraft was kindly donated to the trust by Mike Collett and Air Atlantique.”
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Posted by Scotman on 05/20/22 at 11:19 AM
Lovely pic.
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Uploaded By: andymackie22
Date Uploaded: May 20, 2022
Filename: 2-Venom-FB.50-WR470.jpg
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