Aircraft Photo of LZ551 / LZ551/G | De Havilland D.H. 100 Sea Vampire F1 | UK - Navy | #57105
Registration / Serial:LZ551
Alternate Serial:LZ551/G
Other Marks:P
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 100 Vampire
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 100/113/115 Vampire
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 100 Sea Vampire F1
C/n (msn):[ LZ551 ]
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:YeoviltonMap
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:ICAO: EGDY   IATA: YEO   Local: -   Other: -
Collection:Fleet Air Arm Museum
Photo Date:23 October 2014
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 57105
Photo Comment

This venerable old Sea Vampire has had an eventful service life including being; the first jet aircraft to land on a ship at sea, damaged when undercarriage 'up' was selected on the ground and being damaged during arrester barrier trials at RAE Farnborough. She has certainly earned her retirement on board the FAA Museum's 'aircraft carrier' at Yeovilton.

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