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    Default de Havilland Vampire

    Rehash of an old one, the de Havilland Vampire. First flew in 1943, first RAF aircraft to fly over 500mph, first pure jet to land and take off from an aircraft carrier, world altitude record of over 59000 feet, first jet aircraft to fly across the Atlantic.
    Short Shetland in background.
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    Default Re: de Havilland Vampire

    Very moody. It's hard to imagine that craft doing anything with an aircraft carrier.
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    Default Re: de Havilland Vampire

    Actually I like it.
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    Default Re: de Havilland Vampire

    Thanks Gary, but you have to remember this aircraft first flew in 1943 and was used right into the mid sixties by other air forces. As a first generation jet it was cutting edge technology. Completely outclassed when the second gen jets came into service like the F86 though.
    Thanks Larry, I actually drew these planes about 17 years ago. I just did a little update on them and the background.

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    Default Re: de Havilland Vampire

    Excellent and good timing for your post (Halloween!) I'm familiar with the Short Sunderland but I had never heard of a Short Shetland. It really adds extra drama to the whole drawing.
    Jono (Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 16.1.1.56358, Renewal due: 04 June 2019)

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    Default Re: de Havilland Vampire

    Very nice Gray, where do you find all of these planes that I have never heard of? I know it is all probably all out there on the internet, but you must be a real aviation buff to come up with some of them!

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    Default Re: de Havilland Vampire

    Jonopen, thanks. I believe they only built two Shetlands.
    Thanks, Joe. If I see an interesting subject Joe, I put it on my list of to do. I don't think I will ever get through that list though.

 

 

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