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Toronto Electric Model Aviation Club (TEMAC) => General Discussion => Topic started by: RogMason on July 09, 2018, 04:43:48 pm

Title: DH100 Vampire & DH110 Sea Vixen
Post by: RogMason 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...?
Title: Re: DH100 Vampire & DH110 Sea Vixen
Post by: Andy Hoffer on July 10, 2018, 08:42:03 am
Interesting historical notes Roger.  Thanks for posting this!

Andy
Title: Re: DH100 Vampire & DH110 Sea Vixen
Post by: octagon 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.
Title: Re: DH100 Vampire & DH110 Sea Vixen
Post by: RogMason 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.
Title: Re: DH100 Vampire & DH110 Sea Vixen
Post by: Milt 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.

Milt