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Fairy Firefly at H.M.S. Daedalus in the mid 1980's

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Lovely aeroplanes Bob.
 

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Ever done the RNAS Museum at Yeovilton Bob?. Well worth a visit. Have You any pics of a Westland Wyvern? or perhaps that is a bit before Your time.
 

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Yes Alan, lost in a very tragic accident. Tony, I do not have a photo of the Wyvern but I do have a fantastic 1/48th scale model of one in Suez Crises colours which I will post a photo of when I return home on Sunday (We came to Swansea for the weekend today and I am posting this reply from my Blackberry),
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Bob
 

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That'll be great Bob. I have been trying to find a plastic kit of one. There is only one company that does them and that's "Trumpeter" a Chinese firm. My Father was part of the team that built Wyverns at Westlands.
 

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WESTLAND WYVERN plastic kits:

Here’s a Frog set at Ebay: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VINTAGE-FROG-HAWKER-TYPHOON-PLASTIC-KIT-MINT-BAG-/280560707965?pt=UK_ToysGames_ModelKits_ModelKits_JN&hash=item4152b8a97d&x=37&y=6

And they seem to have got a Frog set for sale here too: http://www.magictoybox-online.co.uk/acatalog/Frog.html

http://airfixtributeforum.myfastforum.org/archive/frog-1-72-westland-wyvern-f198__o_t__t_19040.html

Trumpeter set at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Trumpeter-Westland-Wyvern-S-4-02820/dp/B000KB3KI8

http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=1205

Classic Airframes set:
http://www.transportmodels.co.uk/index.php?manufacturers_id=49

http://kits.kitreview.com/wyverns4reviewse_1.htm

http://modelingmadness.com/reviews/korean/cleaver/cleaverwyvern.htm
 

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Thank You very much Stein for all that information. Very interesting. A shame that such nice looking aircraft that should have had so much potential never really lived up to it. I never spoke to my Father about Westland Aircraft but I wish I had. That will now have to wait until until a future meeting.
 

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