Air Power The Cold War

De Havilland Vampire T.11

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!
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
Length: 65ft 6ins
Span: 63ft 11.5 ins
Weight:Max 46000lbs
Power:Two Avon 101 @ 6500 lbs thrust
Range:2.656 miles
Pax
AFX Designer : Michael Davies
Panel : Phil Perrott
MP : Steve Bezant












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