De Havilland Venom / Sea Venom. A photo. Characteristics.
A type: Single-engine jet fighter-bomber and night fighter Double
CrewOne pilot (full-time fighter-bomber), the pilot and the navigator (in the night fighter), side by side
Successor aircraft DH 100 «Vampire" aircraft DH 112 «Venom» (Venom - anger) used a more subtle wing and more powerful turbofan engine "guests". Most aircraft "Venom" Royal Air Force based in Germany, where he was confirmed by their ability to attack ground targets. Modification FB 1 was replaced by a slightly modified production line modification FB 4, which had a larger fin and rudder with a straight top edge, ailerons enhanced, more powerful engine "Guest» 105 and the ability to set the underwing tanks discharged.
From May 1954 years in the Royal Air Force delivered about 150 aircraft. In both versions have been received foreign orders; In addition, the Swiss consortium EFW built for its air force planes 100 1 and FB 150 aircraft FB 4. As is the case with the previous fighter of "De Havilland" was also designed double night fighter in the form of modifications NF 2 / 3, which replaced the aircraft, "Vampire" NF 10 in operation since 1953 years (it was built 90 aircraft modification NF 2 and 129 aircraft modification NF 3).
In the end, the Air Force purchased a fleet of naval all-weather fighter "Sea Venom", which differed from other modifications of the brake hook, strengthened landing gear and the folding wing. It was built about 217 aircraft (FAW 20 and 21). They remain in operation until I960 year.
Aircraft performance characteristics:
- Maximum speed: 961 km / h
- Range: 1730 km
Dimensions (all data modifications FB 4 / FB 54):
- Length: 10,06 m
- Wingspan: 12,7 m
- Height: 2,03 m
- BLANK: 4174,02 kg
- Maximum take-off: 6945 kg
Power point: engines "Ghost» 103 (on the modification of "Venom» FB 1), «Ghost» 104 (on the modification of "Sea Venom» FAW 53) and "Ghost» 105 (on the modification of "Venom» FB 4) of "De Havilland"
Power: 21,6 kN thrust for both engines 103 / 104 and 22,3 kN thrust engine 105
Date of first flight:
- 2 September 1949 years
The surviving airworthyOptions:FB 1 / 1R and 4, FB 50 / 54 and "Sea Venom» FAW 53
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