Aircraft Photo of TG278 | De Havilland D.H. 100 Vampire F1 | UK - Air Force | AirHistory.net #27645
Aircraft
Registration / SerialTG278
Aircraft Original TypeDe Havilland D.H. 100 Vampire
Aircraft Generic TypeDe Havilland D.H. 100/113/115 Vampire
Aircraft VersionDe Havilland D.H. 100 Vampire F1
C/n (msn)
Operator / TitlesUK - Air Force
Location
City / AirportSamlesbury (closed)Map
Region / CountryEngland, United Kingdom
Airport CodesICAO: EGNG   IATA: -   Local: -   Other: -
 
Photo DateMay 1945
Photo fromRAScholefield Collection
Photo ID: 27645
Photo Comment

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.

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