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de Havilland Vampire T22 (XA129)

de Havilland Vampire T22 (XA129)

Ordered under Contract Number 6/Acft/7704/CB.7 (a) with Construction Number 15228

13/04/1954 - to Flight Refuelling at Tarrant Rushton for painting and refinishing
23/04/1954 - to DH Christchurch to await collection
07/05/1954 - to RNAS Stretton
31/05/1954 - to RNAS Lossiemouth (2.40hrs)
21/03/1955 - to 736 NAS at RNAS Lossiemouth coded 240/LM (224.40hrs)
01/1956 - recoded 609/LM
14/06/1956 - to RNAS Lossiemouth (696.40hrs)
14/06/1956 - flown to DH Chester for fitting of ejector seats (697.00 hrs) 02/10/1956 - to RNAS Yeovilton for Flag Officer Flying Training Flight coded 945 (698.50hrs)
14/01/1958 - to Naval Air Radio Installation Unit at RNAS Lee on Solent 06/02/1958 - to RNAY Belfast
04/06/1958 - RNAS Abbotsinch (870.30hrs)
05/06/1959 - RNAS Brawdy (872.10hrs)
29/05/1963 - Shorts Belfast (880.20hrs)
03/10/1966 - to 5 Maintenance Unit Kemble (882.15hrs)
04/03/1968 - to Airwork Services at RNAS Yeovilton coded 747/Yeovilton
14/07/1970 - into FAAM
27/07/1970 - Struck off Charge
29/11/1984 - to FAAM store at Wroughton
22/11/1999 - fuselage pod returned by road to Yeovilton
23/11/1999 - fuselage pod into Cobham Hall store

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Role - Two seat trainer

Manufacturers - de Havilland Aircraft

Power plant - DH Goblin 35 turbojet

Wingspan - 38ft

Length - 34ft 5ins

Height - 6ft 2ins

Weight - 11,150lb loaded

Max speed - 538mph at sea level

Range - 840 miles

Armament - Could carry two 20mm guns, eight 25lb or 60lb rockets and two 500lb bombs

 

 


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