|De Havilland Vampire T.11|
|MiGMan's Combat Diary||Fly it in N.A.T.O. Mission 5
I spoke to an Australian former Vampire pilot some years back. He told me that the Vampire had several throttle settings which were not used because of vibration. Naturally enough, in accordance with 'Murphy's Law', when flying the circuit the throttle settings you wanted to use corresponded exactly with the vibration zones!
" The 2-seater version of the Vampire first flew in 1949 and was powered by the same Goblin engine as the original Vampire. The rest of the airframe was virtually identical.
The T.11 was the main trainer variant, the NF.10 was the nightfighter model. 731 T.11's were delivered to the RAF in total and several still fly today with private owners.. Other versions were the Australian T.33, T.34 & T.35 as well as the Indian T.55.
Gauges - actual size
This image shows how well broken camouflage schemes work over urban environments.
These screenshots were taken in Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator (1998).