De Havilland Vampire 100 Low Pass

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Rare De Havilland Vampire 100 FB.6 LN-17/LN-JET (ZK-P 337 squadron) low passes Kjeller Norway Piloted by Øivind Ellingsen. 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 1955 and continued in use as a trainer until 1966. 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.

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  1. TombstoneLizard
    TombstoneLizard Jul 13, 2011

    The De Havilland Vampire 100 is an elegant fighting craft; I had not seen one in recent years and had forgotten the style and the craftsmanship that went into this gorgeous fighting machine.

  2. 19574219
    19574219 Jul 13, 2011

    I really love the Vampire, but the ones I remember were two passenger, side-by-side seating. I bet if you look up Google Images you'll see many of the two seat versions, my favorite.

  3. 21032233
    21032233 Jul 13, 2011

    How about the Mosquito De Havillandit was made out of plywood and had a guidance system that was made in canada for night flying by the now known security systems for home use ADT. I found to be very intresting history.

  4. 18427422
    18427422 Jul 13, 2011

    An absolutely lovely aircraft, Oivind handles her as if he were on skis.

  5. lee_dilkie
    lee_dilkie Jul 14, 2011

    the Vampire and the Vulcan bomber were staples of air shows in the 60's and two very beautiful aircraft. Very nice to see one flying again.

  6. 27691327
    27691327 Jul 21, 2011

    reminds of that chimney swift i got buzzin all night long

  7. 28813180
    28813180 Jul 07, 2012

    None of you seem to realise that the Vampire fuselage ALSO was a glued up balsa, spruce, plywood structure as was its earlier brother, the Mosquito. In fact, the proto two-place NF Vampire used a Mosquito canopy complete! I flew in the T.11 and night fighter versions many times.

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