Entering service in 1946 the De Havilland Vampire was Australia's first fighter jet and first jet trainer. Vampires in the RAAF used Rolls-Royce engines that were more powerful than the English models which were powered by the Goblin engines.

Entering service in 1946 the De Havilland Vampire was Australia's first fighter jet and first jet trainer. Vampires in the RAAF used Rolls-Royce engines that were more powerful than the English models which were powered by the Goblin engines.

British-made De Havilland Vampire was the first fighter plane to exceed 500mph, and the first to takeoff and land on an aircraft carrier (in 1945)

British-made De Havilland Vampire was the first fighter plane to exceed 500mph, and the first to takeoff and land on an aircraft carrier (in 1945)

De Havilland Vampire 1943

De Havilland Vampire 1943

De Havilland Vampire

De Havilland Vampire

De Havilland Vampire T.11  #plane #1950s. My Daddy used to work on these at RAF Valley

De Havilland Vampire T.11 #plane #1950s. My Daddy used to work on these at RAF Valley

Temora Aviation Museum's de Havilland DH115 Vampire T35 (VH-VAM / A79-617) and Gloster Meteor F.8 (VH-MBX / A77-851) form up on a Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18 Hornet over Temora

Temora Aviation Museum's de Havilland DH115 Vampire T35 (VH-VAM / A79-617) and Gloster Meteor F.8 (VH-MBX / A77-851) form up on a Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18 Hornet over Temora

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