de Havilland DH112 Sea Venom FAW.22
Designed and built at Hatfield and first flown in 1949, the DH112 Venom single-seat fighter was a progressive development of the Vampire. It had a fatter fuselage ‘pod’ to take the much larger, higher thrust DH Ghost engine, and a thinner wing (10% instead of 14%) with 17 degree leading-edge sweep for higher critical Mach number. It was the first RAF fighter to have wing-tip fuel tanks, the wing being stressed for combat with these tanks full. The Sea Venom FAW.20, 21 and 22 (Fighter, All-Weather) were successive two-seat radar-equipped variants for the Fleet Air Arm.