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De HAVILLAND DH 100 VAMPIRE FB5 VV217

The main Vampire production version was the DH Vampire FB.5 fighter bomber (a modified DH Vampire F.3) and this variant was also be the basis for many of the export versions. This aircraft was owned by the Ministry of Supply, but used by de Havilland for test flying. De Havilland test pilot John Derry flying this actual aircraft set a record in the spring of 1949 flying in 45 minutes from Paris to Cannes to win the Coupe Montana Prize, comprising a trophy and 10,000 francs. De Havilland was hoping this event would influence the Armee de l’Air to buy
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de Havilland DH113 Vampire NF10

Although developed earlier than the Venom, the DH113 Vampire Night-Fighter (NF) had a later type number in the company sequence by the time it was produced.

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de Havilland DH112 Venom NF.3

The Museum’s exhibit, registration WX853, a DH112 Venom NF.3 WX853 c/n 12682, was built at Chester to contract 7162 and was ready for collection on 27th July 1955, where it was delivered across the airfield to 48 MU the next day.

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de Havilland DH112 Venom FB.4

The Museum’s exhibit, registration WR539, a DH112 Venom FB.4 c/n 12240, was assembled by Fairey Aviation at Ringway and was ready for collection on 27 January 1956, being delivered to 22 MU on 1st February.

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