De Havilland Venom & Sea Venom (Warpaint 44)
By W.A. Harrison
Publisher: Warpaint Books 2004 48 Pages
PDF 9 MB
The Venom FB.4 is probably the best fighter-bomber in its class in the world. This was from a statement given out by NATO HQ in 1958, and so it was to prove, for the Venom flew more operational missions than any other post-war type. The FB.4 was an excellent gun platform and experienced pilots found accurate shooting straightforward. This was proved when the likes of No.8 Squadron in the Aden Protectorate had to attack one enemy-held building among others. Apart from helping to keep the peace in during the so-called 'Cold War" in Europe, Venoms flew strikes against terrorists in the Arabian Peninsular and Malaya.