Vampires Over The Channel
Photograph - Digital Photography
de Havilland DH.100 Vampire Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber (1946)
A small, very successful jet fighter. To reduce the length of intake and outlet ducting the engine and pilot were placed in a short nacelle, and the tail was carried by two slender booms. There were single-seat day fighters and fighter-bombers and two-seat nightfighters and trainers. It was license-built in France, Italy, India and Switzerland; the latter country used them well into the 1990's. There was also a nightfighter version with side-by-side seating in a wider fuselage, and a trainer developed from it.
October 1st, 2015
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