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Author Topic: DH100 Vampire & DH110 Sea Vixen  (Read 229 times)

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Offline RogMason

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DH100 Vampire & DH110 Sea Vixen
« on: July 09, 2018, 04:43:48 pm »
The latest DH Apprentice Tech School magazine arrived, with a nice bit of background bumph on the DH100 Vampire. 
Thought some of you Vampire fans might enjoy...?


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Re: DH100 Vampire & DH110 Sea Vixen
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2018, 08:42:03 am »
Interesting historical notes Roger.  Thanks for posting this!

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Re: DH100 Vampire & DH110 Sea Vixen
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2018, 11:10:29 am »
Thanks Rog,
I can remember as a boy, my dad took me to Malton Airport and I remember seeing a number of Vampire Jets in a compound adjacent to the terminal building. I also remember seeing wooden crates labeled Rolls Royce Merlin stacked up outside. Thanks for posting.
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Re: DH100 Vampire & DH110 Sea Vixen
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2018, 10:19:32 pm »
Interesting that there were a number of Vampires there Rob?  6 Vampires belonging to RAF 54 squadron, were the first jet aircraft to cross the Atlantic Ocean but that was 1948, so I doubt they were the ones you saw with your Dad?  They landed in Labrador and then went on a North American tour.
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Re: DH100 Vampire & DH110 Sea Vixen
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2018, 08:20:09 pm »
I also remember the lineup of Vampires parked at Malton.  I liked the look of the Vampire as a boy and still like it. My friend and I rode our bikes from Scarlett Road west on Dixon Road to check out Malton Airport.  We carried a crystal set with a 2'x2' frame wound up with fine wire for an antenna to try to listen to the tower.  CFRB dominated every signal but we might have heard a bit of com talk.  I was fortunate in that my parents didn't interfere much in my childhood.
Oh yeah, I saw the Arrow fly 2-3 times flanked by CF100s- quite a sight.

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