De Havilland DH. Vampire. A photo. Characteristics.
A type: Single-engine jet fighter and training aircraft
CrewOne pilot (on the day fighter), the pilot or navigator (in the night fighter) and the pilot and the student (uchebnotrenirovochnom on an airplane), side by side
The plane "Vampire» (Vampire) was the second jet fighter to enter the service of the Royal Air Force. Although he was not involved in the hostilities of World War II (the first copy was handed over in June, the squadron number 247 1946), his career has been a long - and not only in the attacking role, but also as a training aircraft. Originally nicknamed "Crab Spayder» (Spider Crab - crab Paukova), the plane "Vampire" was built on the basis of a compact jet engine company "De Havilland".
His thrust was, to put it mildly, a little, so the team of designers of the company (which began work on a plane to1941 year) took double-girder arrangement, in order to minimize the length of the exhaust device of a jet engine. "Vampire", which is a day fighter, has been modified to perform the tasks of fighter-bomber and night fighter (the latter distinguished by a double cabin and a radar in the nose).
In the end, received their "wings" at the two-seat night fighter was developed very successful training aircraft, put into operation Command RAF flight training in 1952 year, became the first jet aircraft in the Air Force, where pilots.In addition to more instances of aircraft 1500 "Vampire", built for the Royal Air Force, both options, and the fighter and training aircraft, flying in the Air Force fleet. A large number of well constructed export modification.
Dimensions (all data for T uchebnotrenirovochnogo aircraft 11):
- Length:10,51 m
- Wingspan: 11,59 m
- Height: 1,88 m
- BLANK: 3347 kg
- Maximum take-off: 5060 kg
Aircraft performance characteristics:
- Maximum speed: 866 km / h
- Range: 1370 km
Power point: Engines "Goblin» (Goblin) II (on the modification F 3), «Goblin»35 (to modify T 11) or "Goblin" 3 (on modifications FB 6) company "De Havilland"
Power: 15, 15,57, 14,91 and 19,3 kN thrustrespectively
Date of first flight:
- 20 September 1943 of
The surviving airworthy modifications:F 3, FB 6 / 9, FB 50, 11 T, T 22 «Sea Vampire" and T35 / 55
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