Our Aircraft/Performane Specifications
Length: 30 ft 9 in
Wingspan: 38 ft
Height: 8 ft 10 in
Max. takeoff weight: 12,390 lb
Powerplant: 1 × de Havilland Goblin 3 centrifugal turbojet, 3,350 lbf
Maximum speed: 548 mph
Range: 1,220 mi
Service ceiling: 42,800 ft
Rate of climb: 4,800 ft/min
Guns: 4 × 20 mm (0.79 in) Hispano Mk.V cannon with 600 Rounds total (150 RPG).
Rockets: 8 × 3-inch "60 lb" rockets
Bombs: or 2 × 500 lb (225 kg) bombs or two drop-tanks
Our New aircraft is a DH-115 Vampire. Vampy "Too" is a great flying ship and a needed addition to Vampire Airshows.
Our DH-115 Vampire Night Fighter.
Vampy Stealth provided by Ultimate Aviation.
West Coast shows only.
New for 2019
History: With the Cold War entering its formative phase, there was a need for a new fighter-bomber that was faster and more agile, and therefore harder to destroy, than the deHavilland Vampire then in service. The deHavilland DH 112 Venom fighter-bomber was the solution. It was first flown on September 2, 1949, and entered service three years later in August of 1952 as the Venom FB.Mk I.
Designed to take advantage of the new powerful deHavilland Ghost 103 turbojet engine, the DH 112 was faster and more maneuverable than its predecessor, the DH 100 Vampire. While the Venom and Vampire looked very similar, the Venom had a thinner wing with a straight trailing edge and provision for jettisonable wingtip fuel tanks. During production, the DH 112 was further upgraded with an even more powerful Ghost 105 turbojet engine.
The DH 112 equipped 19 squadrons of the Royal Air Force, serving in Germany, India and the Far East. Switzerland used the DH 112 until the mid-1980s, when it was replaced by the F-5.
Engine: One 5,150-pound thrust D.H. Ghost 105 turbojet engine
Weight: Empty 9,202 lbs., Max Takeoff 15,310 lbs.
Wing Span: 41ft. 8in.
Length: 33ft. 0in.
Height: 6ft. 8in.
Maximum Speed: 587 mph
Ceiling: 40,000 ft.
Range: 1,075 miles
Four 20-mm cannon
Two Firestreak air-to-air missiles, or two 1,000-pound bombs, or eight rockets