The fifth production Vampire soon after completion by English Electric at Samlesbury near their Preston works complex. EEC built nearly 1300 Vampires between 1945 and 1952. The Goblin in TG278 was replaced by a Ghost and extended wings fitted. On 23 March 1948, DH test pilot John Cunningham set a world altitude record of 59,446 feet. Obtained from EEC over 50 years ago.
Built by English Electric in November 1946. Served 595 and 631 Squadrons. Then used for training with 103 FRS and 208 AFS. To 7060M in August 1953, but still wears its original serial. Now preserved at Coventry.