Aircraft Photo of VR137 | Westland Wyvern TF1 | UK - Navy |
Registration / Serial:VR137
Aircraft Original Type:Westland Wyvern
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland Wyvern
Aircraft Version:Westland Wyvern TF1
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
C/n (msn):
City / Airport:YeoviltonMap
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:ICAO: EGDY   IATA: YEO   Local: -   Other: -
Collection:Fleet Air Arm Museum
Photo Date:7 September 1973
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID: 2063
Photo Comment

Although the Wyvern was designed as a turboprop-powered carrier-based strike aircraft, VR137 was built in 1947 at Yeovil as the seventh and last preproduction TF.Mk.1. It was the sole one fitted with a 2,690 hp Rolls-Royce Eagle 22 24-cylinder sleeve valve flat-H piston engine, but was never flown. Of the 127 built, this is the only survivor

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