1/48 Alley Cat DH Vampire FB-Mk52

Gallery Article by RSK48, Rafael on Mar 10 2020



DH Vampire FB-Mk52, Venezuela Air Force 

Continuing with the commemoration in 2020, of 100 Year Anniversary of the Venezuela Air Force 

 The first De Havilland Vampires FB-Mk52, arrived in Venezuela in late 1949, to replace prop fighters P-47 Thunderbolt. These were the first jet aircraft used by the Venezuelan Air Force (FAV). A total of 24 FB-Mk52 were received to create three group of jet fighters

In 1961 all Vampires became part of Fighter Group No. 12, together with DH Venom and F-86F Sabres. From 1968 they began to be replaced by the more advanced fighters, American F-86K Sabredog.  A Vampire FB-Mk52 still preserved in the Museum of Aviation FAV, in Maracay, Venezuela.

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To build the DH Vampire FB-Mk52, I used the Alley Cat multimedia kit (resin, white metal, and photo edge) De Havilland Vampire FB.MK.5, 1/48 scale. I used "Model Master" acrylic paint; and all decals were home made.

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RSK48, Rafael

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Photos and text by RSK48, Rafael