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De Havilland Vampire T.11

MiGMan's Combat Diary

Fly it in N.A.T.O. Mission 5

I spoke to a former Australian RAAF pilot who had flown the Vampire. 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!

Air Power Cold War De Havilland Vampire T.11

Pilot's notes

" 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.PR.9 form the DeH_Vampire still serves today, over 50 years in service.

Specs

Pax

Cockpit

Air Power Cold War De Havilland Vampire T.11
Default cockpit

Air Power Cold War De Havilland Vampire T.11

In action

Air Power Cold War De Havilland Vampire T.11
This image shows how well broken camouflage schemes work over urban environments.

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