This is a very special and extremely rare combination. A genuine pilot's cockpit mirror from a de Havilland Sea Vixen and a museum quality, handmade wooden model of Sea Vixen FAW(2) XP924.
We don't need to say how rare the mirrors are (chickens have more teeth!) and the model is the last to be made from this series.
XP924 was the last flying Sea Vixen in the world.
As was typical during the heady days of rapid technological development in the 50's and 60's, the numbers of each aircraft that went into service were comparatively small and active service life was relatively short. The Sea Vixen was no exception.
Very few examples remain even as museum exhibits.
The Sea Vixen was an example of the period of transition between relatively simple airframes of the early days of jet flight and the significantly more capable and advanced aircraft of later generations. A very powerful, but subsonic interceptor, it carried neither machine guns nor cannon as it was envisaged (incorrectly as it turned out) that aerial warfare had irrevocably entered the air-to-air missile age. The Sea Vixen was also capable of carrying a nuclear deterrent.
Both the dramatically shaped mirror and the model would look terrific as a combination on a desk or mantel shelf or in a display cabinet.
Please note that the mounts for the mirror vary in design and wood.
Please also note that the model depicts XP924 as she was in her final flying season and not as equipped while in service.
ONLY 1 OF THESE SPECIAL COMBINATIONS LEFT
Model: Approx L38cms x W41cms x H28cms
Mirror: Approx H22cms W23cms