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The de Havilland DH.100 Vampire was a British jet-engine fighter commissioned by the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. Following the Gloster Meteor, it was the second jet fighter to enter service with the RAF. Although it arrived too late to see combat during the war, the Vampire served with front line RAF squadrons until 1953 and continued in use as a trainer until 1966, although generally the RAF relegated the Vampire to advanced training roles in the mid-1950s and the type was generally out of RAF service by the end of the decade. The Vampire also served with many air forces worldwide, setting aviation firsts and records.
Almost 3,300 Vampires were built, a quarter of them under licence in other countries. The Vampire design was also developed into the de Havilland Venom fighter-bomber as well as naval Sea Vampire variants
A total of 3,300 Vampires were built in 15 versions, including a twin-seat night fighter, trainer and a carrier-based aircraft designated Sea Vampire.
Nicknames: Spider Crab (Original project name); Flying Wheelbarrow / Kiddie Kar (RAF); Aguacate (“Avocado”) (Mexican AF)
Specifications (FB.Mk 6):
Engine: One 3,350-pound thrust D.H. Goblin 3 turbojet
Weight: Empty 7,283 lbs., Max Takeoff 12,390 lbs.
Wing Span: 38ft. 0in.
Length: 30ft. 9in.
Height: 8ft. 10in.
Maximum Speed: 548 mph
Ceiling: 42,800 ft.
Range: 1,220 miles
Four 20-mm cannon in nose
Underwing stores, including eight 60-pound rockets, or two 1,000-pound bombs, or two drop tanks.
Number Built: 2,900+
Number Still Airworthy: 80+