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de Havilland Vampire

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The de Havilland Vampire is a British jet fighter developed and manufactured by de Havilland. Having been developed during the Second World War to harness the newly developed jet engine, the Vampire entered service with the Royal Air Force (RAF) in 1945. It was the second jet fighter, after the Gloster Meteor, operated by the RAF, and its first to be powered by a single jet engine.

General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 35.3ft (10.8m)
  • Length 25.1ft (7.6m)
  • Height 8.6ft (2.6m)
  • Empty Weight 7,983lbs (3,621kg)
  • Loaded Weight 10,476lbs (4,752kg)


  • Power/Weight Ratio 3.217
  • Wing Loading 48.1lbs/ft2 (235.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 217.6ft2 (20.2m2)
  • Drag Points 3385


  • Number of Parts 67
  • Control Surfaces 6