Whats this, any plane spotters in?

As Mozanne says, It was to show the latest fighters off at the Royal tournament, Sea Vixens were to heavy for the floor loading. The Vixettes had electric motors driving the wheels for manouvering and the launch, but the floor was too soft to grip so they fell on to the good old solution of black painted rope and a shitload of blokes to pull at the right moment with the lights down low.
Did they have a bunch of matelots stripping then down, carrying them over a barrier, and re-assembling them on the other side of the arena?
 
Vixettes.....

'In November 1961 RNAS Abbotsinch AHU was asked to investigate the conversion of older aircraft into a modern type for the Fleet Air Arm's display at the Royal Tournament, as the current service aircraft would prove too heavy for the floor of the Earl's Court Stadium. With the technical 'expertise' gained from their earlier conversion with the 'D H Vennet' for the 1961 Navy Day, it was decided that the simplest method was from the Sea Venom to the Sea Vixen. Four Sea Venom airframes were selected. The work was completed by March 1962 and they were transported to Portsmouth by lighter. Dubbed 'Mini-Vixens' or 'Vixettes', three of the replicas were known to have worn the spurious markings 'XJ601:241/H', 'XJ602:247/H' and 'XJ603:246/H'. To the best of my knowledge, the identities of the original Sea Venoms have not been established'
So what happened to them, scrapped or hidden in some hangar somewhere?

CFB

TAKE an Orange from the box.
 
As Mozanne says, It was to show the latest fighters off at the Royal tournament, Sea Vixens were to heavy for the floor loading. The Vixettes had electric motors driving the wheels for manouvering and the launch, but the floor was too soft to grip so they fell on to the good old solution of black painted rope and a shitload of blokes to pull at the right moment with the lights down low.
Brilliant. FAA were way ahead of the Army in the implementation of electric vehicles
 
One for the ugly thread as well. Not its original colours.
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