Areopagus From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1364 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2689 times:
Aircraft of the Royal Air Force 1918-1958 has some info on the Vampire T.11, including 3-view line drawings. Are you interested? It gives some dimensions and performance that vary a bit from the web page referenced by 2h4.
Powerplant: one 3,500-lb. thrust de Havilland Goblin 35.
Span 38 ft. Length 34 ft. 6 in. Height 6 ft. 2 in. Wing area 262 sq. ft.
Weight: loaded, 11,680 lb.
Performance: Maximum speed, 549 mph at 20,000 ft. Initial climb, 4,500 ft./min. Range 787 miles. Service ceiling 40,000 ft.
Armament: two 20-mm guns plus eight 25-lb. or 60-lb. rockets and two 500-lb. bombs or two 100-gallon external tanks.
Areopagus From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1364 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2688 times:
Here's the data block on the Vampire T.11 from Aircraft Pocket Reference Library Volume Three: Trainers, from 1964:
Power plant: One 3,500 lb. s.t. de Havilland Goblin 35 turbojet
Max speed, 538 mph at sea level, 549 mph at 20,000 ft.; cruising, 403 mph at 40,000 ft.
Range 853 miles
Initial climb 4,500 ft/min
Weights: empty 7,380 lb; max loaded 12,920 lb.
Span 38 ft. Length 34 ft 5 in Height 6 ft 2 in Wing area 262 sq. ft.
Armament: two 20mm cannon
This source also has a 3-view drawing
Note: It says that of 109 examples built by de Havilland in Australia, 36 were Vampire T.33s with imported Goblin engines (What powered the rest? - Astralian built Goblins, I suppose), 5 were T.34s for the Royal Australian Navy, and 68 were T.35s with increased tankage and non-skid hydraulic brakes.
Areopagus From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1364 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2686 times:
A couple of more sources:
The Pocket Encyclopaedia of World Aircraft in Colour: Fighters, Attack and Training Aircraft, by Kenneth Munson (1966) has color side view and color split top/bottom view of the Vampire T.55, in the colors of the "Ilmasotakoulu (Air War School) of the Ilmavoimien". (What's that, Finland?) Its data block:
Engine: one 3,500 lb.s.t. de Havilland Goblin 35 turbojet
Span 38 ft 0 in. Length 34 ft. 6.5 in. Height 6 ft. 2 in.
Normal take-off weight 12,920 lb.
Max speed 549 mph at 20,000 ft.
Operational ceiling 40,000 ft.
Range with external tanks 853 miles
It says: The RAF trainer version is the T.11 (its FAA counterpart being the Sea Vampire T.22), while the export version is designated T.55.
Warplanes of the World by J.W.R. Taylor, 1966 has an entry for the Vampire with silhouette of the T.11, and gives the following data for the F.B. Mk. 6:
Power: One 3.350 lb.s.t. de Havilland Goblin 3 turbojet
Span 38 ft 0 in Length 30 ft 9 in
Weight empty 7,283 lb. gross 12,390 lb.
Max speed 548 mph at 30,000 ft
Max range 1,220 miles at 350 mph at 30,000 ft.
Armament four 20mm cannon in nose and up to 2,000 lb of bombs or rockets under wings.