aircraft museum


I went to the Hamilton Air Museum today - needless to say I took my camera!

This is a de Havilland Vampire, a jet fighter developed by the RAF in WWII, and seeing extensive service after the war in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Although it looks very futuristic in its metallic finish, parts of this aircraft were molded in plywood! Not bad for something that went 500 mph, oh and it did not have an ejector seat—so if your plywood caught fire—hard luck!

Joking aside—don’t make fun of this aircraft—she was in design and development by 1942 and that made this old girl way ahead of her time!

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