Pictures show the iconic British fighter jet de Havilland Vampire
The fascinating history of one of Britain's most iconic fighter jets has been told for the first time. The de Havilland Vampire was developed during the Second World War and used for 43 years.
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DE HAVILLAND VENOM
The Venom was proposed by the Havilland as a Vampire successor and was initially designated Vampire FB.8 the aircraft had to be substantially altered to accommodate the new more powerful Ghost engine and so the aircraft was given its own identity “The Venom”. The first production version, the FB.1 was delivered to the RAF in December 1951, followed by the improved ejection seat equipped FB.4 version. The Venom ultimately equipped 19 squadrons of the RAF serving in Germany, India and the Far…