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The Vampire was an exceptionally versatile aircraft, and it set many aviation firsts and records, being the first RAF fighter with a top speed of over 500mph. It was the first jet to take off from and land on an aircraft carrier, and in 1948 John Cunningham set a new world altitude record of 59,446ft. On July 14 1948, Vampire F3s of RAF No 54 Squadron became the first jet aircraft to fly across the Atlantic
Originally posted by waynos
Using the amazingh Waynos powers of recognition I would say that your upper photo is actually of a radio control model. Am I right? To me the jet pipe is too fat and the fins slightly wrong but out of proportion just enough to compensate for the big jet pipe. Now, I would LOVE that model