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De Havilland Vampire T22

de Havilland Vampire T22

XA127 - de Havilland Vampire T22 - (nose ordered under contract no. 6/Acft/7704/CB.7 (a) with c.n. 15226

05/04/1954 - for Flight Refuelling at Tarrant Rushton
14/04/1954 - awaiting collection
03/05/1954 - delivered to RDU Stretton
27/05/1954 - to 738NAS at RNAS Lossiemouth as '208/LM'
18/03/1955 - to AHU at Lossiemouth
04/11/1955 - to DH at Chester for fitting of ejection seats
24/04/1956 - back to AHU Lossiemouth
09/06/1956 - issued to 736NAS at Lossiemouth as '604/LM'
30/09/1957 - to Station Flt/CIFE Flt at RNAS Yeovilton/Merryfield as '942/VL' 9/10/1957 - to RNAY Fleetlands for MODS
27/11/1957 - to Station Flt at Merryfield
28/11/1957 - crews leg restraint strap drawn into intake and engine damaged - declared CAT LQ
20/03/1959 - to AHU Brawdy for LTS3(U)
01/02/1963 - awaiting disposal and write off, sent to Brawdy dump
12/08/1965 - sold as scrap to Bradwell & Co of Winton, Bournemouth
By 1968 the nose pod had arrived at FAAM

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 - 11,150lbs loaded

Max Speed - 538mph at sea level

Range - 840 miles

Armament - Could carry 2 x 20mm guns, 8 x 25lb or 60lb rockets and 2 x 500lb bombs


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