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By David Watkins

The definitive publication on an iconic plane Illustrated all through with a various and engaging choice of pictures, many formerly unpublished An early jet plane that gathered many striking firsts together with the 1st jet fighter to move the Atlantic and the 1st jet to land on an airplane service accomplished appendices overlaying serial allocations, creation, export info and preserved airframes The de Havilland Vampire was once the second one of the RAF's first-generation, post-Second international struggle jet warring parties to go into provider. it all started lifestyles as an interceptor yet was once quickly re-tasked within the day fighter/ground assault roles with the second Tactical Air strength in Germany from 1948 to 1954 and with the RAF's center and much East Air Forces. all through its forty-six-year occupation, it accrued many awesome firsts: it was once the 1st jet fighter to move the Atlantic; the 1st jet to land on an plane provider; and the 1st jet coach on which pupil pilots certified for his or her 'Wings'. as well as taking part in a whole half within the RAF's order of conflict through the Nineteen Forties and Fifties, the Vampire additionally served with the Fleet Air Arm and have become an export good fortune tale for the British plane with 1000s offered to air forces all over the world. For a quick interval throughout the Fifties, the Vampire shaped the spine of the RAF's night-fighter strength and among 1952 and 1967, the Vampire coach used to be chargeable for a gradual move of proficient pilots for the RAF, Royal army and international air forces. This finished background covers the Vampire's improvement and operational carrier. it's been written with the entire co-operation of the producer, MoD, RAF and different international air forces, blending narrative and technical aspect with vibrant own bills from these concerned with the airplane. complete appendices contain technical requirements, creation info, serials and export information. it's also lavishly illustrated and contains multiple tale of encounters with UFOs by way of RAF Vampire pilots.

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