Wednesday, August 14, 2013

There Were No Zombies At The Air Show, But There Was A Vampire

A DeHaviland Vampire to be exact.

The de Havilland DH.100 Vampire was an early British jet fighter.  With a top speed of 548 mph, and armed with 4 20 mm cannon and able to carry rockets and bombs, this 50's fighter served the British Air Force and Navy and 30 other countries' air forces, and went on in British service in a training role into the 60s.

 This is a very nice example of a Vampire.  Sadly it didn't perform as the Vampire power assisted takeoffs are a sight and sound to behold.

It also had some pretty cool nose art.

 A fine flying example of the second jet fighter aircraft to enter British service.

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