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#5267 Flyvåpnets Historiske Skvadron - De Havilland Vampire FB52 (LN-DHY)

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De Havilland Vampire FB52 (LN-DHY / VZ305) from the Flyvåpnets Historiske Skvadron in a RAF livery at the RIAT 2018, RAF Fairford (United Kingdom)

The de Havilland Vampire is a British jet fighter developed and manufactured by the de Havilland Aircraft Company. It had the distinction of being the second jet fighter to be operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF), after the Gloster Meteor, and the first to be powered by a single jet engine. De Havilland Vampire FB52 was the export version of the Mk 6, 101 built, 36 exported to Norway and in use from 1949 to 1957. De Havilland Vampire FB52 (LN-DHY) was license built in Switzerland in the year of 1952 as serial No 705, the aircraft was flown with the Swiss Air Force marked as Vampire J-1196 until 1990. A French owner flew it for a couple of years until it was sold to Christer Andskär in Sweden and registered SE-DXS.
The aircraft was purchased from Sweden in May 2011 from Christer Andskär and is now operated by the Flyvåpnets Historiske Skvadron
(Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron) and based at Rygge Air Base near Oslo in southern Norway.

The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) is the world's largest military air show, held annually over the third weekend in July,
usually at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, England in support of The Royal Air Force Charitable Trust.
The show typically attracts a total of 150.000 to 160.000 spectators over the weekend.
The 2018 Air Tattoo will reflect the 100th anniversary of the RAF with a commemoration
and celebration of a century of service to the United Kingdom and its allies.