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de Havilland DH.100 FB.5 "Vampire"

39.0k AntonWings  13 days ago

[About de Havilland DH.100 Vampire FB.5]



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The de Havilland DH.100 Vampire is a jet fighter developed by the British de Havilland Company. It was used by the Royal Air Force and other countries around the world.
The development of the Vampire began in 1941, when de Havilland was unofficially approached to develop a jet fighter. De Havilland's design proposal called for an air intake at the root of the main wings, the engine to be located in the center of the short fuselage, and the tail wing to be placed at the end of twin booms extending backward. This design was intended to minimize energy loss even with the inefficient jet engines of the time.
This design proposal was officially approved and the Air Force ordered the production of two prototypes in 1942.
On September 20, 1943, the completed prototype made its first flight. This was only six months after the first flight of Britain's first jet fighter, the Gloster Meteor.
The aircraft, named DH.100 "Vampire," was officially adopted, and the first 120 aircraft were ordered for mass production. However, because other aircraft were prioritized for the war effort, the first production aircraft were not deployed in units until after the war, in 1946.
After the war, the DH.100 was initially deployed as an interceptor fighter for the Royal Air Force, but its simple structure and low cost led to its adoption by countries around the world.
The FB.5 was the most widely produced fighter-bomber type, with over 1,100 produced. Including the double-seat trainer type, more than 3,500 DH.100s were produced.

[About the work]
The cockpit is roughly reproduced.
I have used PlanariaLab's "SP Label Converter" to create a Roundel. Thank you very much.
I have not verified this because I do not have Simple Planes VR. Sorry.

[Controls]

1 : Gun Sight(AG3)
2 : NavigationLights Switch(AG1)
3 : Throttle Lever
4 : Elevator Trim Wheel(Trim)
5 : Air Brake Lever(AG5)
6 : Landing Gear Lever
7 : Flap Lever(VTOL)
8 : Drop Tanks Switch(AG2)
9 : Canopy Lever(AG4)

[Screenshots]

2024/4/2

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General Characteristics

  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 38.4ft (11.7m)
  • Length 31.5ft (9.6m)
  • Height 10.4ft (3.2m)
  • Empty Weight 3,686lbs (1,672kg)
  • Loaded Weight 6,821lbs (3,094kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.976
  • Wing Loading 21.3lbs/ft2 (103.8kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 320.9ft2 (29.8m2)
  • Drag Points 3901

Parts

  • Number of Parts 335
  • Control Surfaces 8
  • Performance Cost 1,461
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    39.0k AntonWings

    @MobileBuilder21
    Thank you very much.
    Also, your comments are always very encouraging :)

    9 days ago
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    Great work

    +1 9 days ago
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    “I stared forward through the now streaming windshield, nothing, blackness. Then a streak of paint running underneath my feet; the centerline. Frantically, I closed down the power and held her steady, praying for the Vampire to settle. Bang, we touched. Bang, bang, another touch. She was drifting again, inches above the wet, black runway. Bam, bam, bam ditty bam, rumble, rumble. She was down, the main wheels had stuck and held. Slowly the Vampire came to a stop. I found both of my hands clenched around the control column, squeezing the brake lever inward. I forget now how many seconds I held them there before I would believe we were stopped.”

    11 days ago
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    @AntonWings Ok, cool

    +1 11 days ago
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    251k WinsWings

    @AntonWings thanks

    +1 12 days ago
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    39.0k AntonWings

    @Carsonkiddy2
    Thank you for pointing this out.
    Fixed the problem with the left wing aileron not moving. uploaded the XML file.

    12 days ago
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    39.0k AntonWings

    @hako
    Don't worry about it.
    Yes, I do not accept requests. But N1K2 is a subject I would like to make someday. I can't promise that I will make it, though.

    12 days ago
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    39.0k AntonWings

    @WinsWings
    Thank you very much.
    I also like your "vampire", low parts and high quality.

    +1 12 days ago
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    39.0k AntonWings

    @ShinyGemsBro
    Hmmm, it is strange.
    Thank you for following me :)

    12 days ago
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    39.0k AntonWings

    @MrCOPTY
    Thank you very much!
    Thanks also for the advice. However, the "calculate Drag" was already set to "false" on my build of the Raundel text label parts….

    +1 12 days ago
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    39.0k AntonWings

    @Trainzo
    Thank you so much :)

    12 days ago
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    The left tilty thing no move

    +1 12 days ago
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    0 hako

    sorry,I didn't see that you do not accept the request,I shouldn't have said those wo before...

    12 days ago
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    0 hako

    you are the best airplane builder I have ever seen,all of your works are very mobile friendly

    12 days ago
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    0 hako

    Can you make an N1K2-J?because its very famous,in 343 aviation team,there are many ace pilots. thank you so much:)

    12 days ago
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    251k WinsWings

    nice, such a quality build.

    +1 12 days ago
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    33.1k ShinyGemsBro

    How did I not see this in my jetstream lmao
    I'm literally following you

    +1 12 days ago
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    3,252 screechy

    british vampir

    13 days ago
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    66.7k MrCOPTY

    Nice Plane As Usual, Also Label Roundels Are Good Looking , But The Make Game Lags, Next Time Try To Do Fuselage Labels With Disabling CalculateDrag, These Will Be More Mobile Friendly

    +1 13 days ago
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    38.6k Trainzo

    Very great Vampire , i love it .

    +1 13 days ago
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    Yo this is fire

    +1 13 days ago
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    british egg

    +1 13 days ago
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    28.7k Speedhunter

    Twin boom <3

    +1 13 days ago