de Havilland Vampire VH-FJW (formerly known as A79-637) has had its engine installed. The Vampire team are obviously pleased about this major step forward on the path to getting this aircraft to flying condition. Well done to Terry Wilson and the team for this great achievement.
The Vampire began as an experimental aircraft with design work beginning at the de Havilland works at Hatfield in mid 1942. Originally named the ‘Spider Crab’, the aircraft was entirely a de Havilland project, exploiting the company’s extensive experience in using moulded plywood for aircraft construction, as used in the Mosquito bomber. It […]