1/48 Classic Airframes Vampire T-Mk55

Gallery Article by RSK48, Rafael on Jan 21 2021



Vampire T-Mk55Venezuela Air Force
The first De Havilland Vampires arrived in Venezuela in late 1949, to replace prop fighters P-47 Thunderbolt. These were the first jet aircraft used by the FAV. In 1955 five DH Vampires T-Mk55 two-seat training aircraft were received by the FAV. 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 T-Mk55 still preserved in the Museum of Aviation FAV, in Maracay, Venezuela.

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To build the DH Vampire T- MK55, two-seater training aircraft FAV, I used the model of "Classic Airframe " DH Vampire Trainer in 1/48 scale. 

The paints are acrylic from "Model Master"; decals are home-made.

RSK48, Rafael

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Photos and text by RSK48, Rafael