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Australia acquired 39 Sea Venoms to replace the aging Hawker Sea Furies and the newly commissioned HMAS Melbourne operated them from early 1956. 808 sqn, R.A.N., became the first Australian unit to operate the Sea Venom and eventually 808, 805 and 816 flew the aircraft and the navyís aerobatic team, the Ram Jets, demonstrated the aircraft at airshows throughout the nation. Replaced by the Douglas A4C Sky Hawk the Sea Venom served as a target tug with a distinctive yellow and black colour scheme in the early 1970s and it was not until 1973 that the last Sea Venom was deleted from the Fleet Air Armís roster.
The museumís aircraft is currently undergoing some refurbishment of the forward fuselage which being of wooden construction had suffered considerable deterioration over the years.
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