Special Hobby 1/72 De Havilland DH.100 Vampire Mk.I # 72339
Special Hobby 1/72 De Havilland DH.100 Vampire Mk.I # 72339

Special Hobby 1/72 De Havilland DH.100 Vampire Mk.I # 72339 REF: SH72339

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Special Hobby 1/72 De Havilland DH.100 Vampire Mk.I # 72339

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Special Hobby 1/72 De Havilland DH.100 Vampire Mk.I # 72339

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Development of a jet fighter later to be named the Vampire began in 1941 and related closely with the development of the H-1 jet engine, for which the engine section of de Havilland company was responsible.

The engine was later to be known under its new name Goblin and its development turned out to be very successful.

The Vampire was therefore ordered under Air Ministry specification E.6/41 calling for an experimental machine able to be converted to a fighter plane.

The design of the plane was fully adjusted to the new engine, which resulted in overall tiny dimensions of the plane, very low undercarriage and the tail planes being carried by two slim tail booms.

Unlike the later marks of the aircraft, the plane’s wing featured rounded tips.

The first prototype, unofficially named the Spider Crab, flew for the first time on September 20, 1943 with G. de Havilland Jr at the controls.

The trials were a success and an order for first 120 planes was placed in May 1944 and was continuously increased.

The production planes were also licence-built by English Electric because de Havilland was much too busy producing the Mosquito.

The original name Spider Crab, however, was rejected by the RAF and changed to the Vampire Mk.I.

First operational squadrons got their Vampires in May 1945, but not early enough to take part in the war.

The development continued with further versions, besides those with the DH Goblin engine, there were also versions with the Nene powerplant (airfames built in Australia), two-seat night fighter versions, two-seater training versions or even naval fighter versions (Special Hobby produce the Mk.3 Vampire, model #SH72279 and the Mk.5 Armée de l'Air & Aéronavale, #A117).

The Vampire Mk.I also became the first jet aircraft to be used by two neutral countries, Sweden and Switzerland.

Our model kit brings in total four marking options of these two neutral countries.

Two of the featured airframes bear colours of the Swiss Flugwaffe, white crosses on red background.

Machine J-1002 flew in Medium Sea Grey over PRU Blue whilst machine J-1003 was silver dope overall. In Sweden, the Vampire was known as the J-28A and got green camouflage above and grey below.

The two Swedish machines were used by different units, the first options carries Red E tail code of No.1 squadron / Wing F13, the other has Yellow L of No.3 Sqn/Wing F3. The model comes on three sprues of grey injection styrene and one frame of clear canopy and wingtip parts.

Overseas Customers Should Note That We Cannot Send Aerosols Or Enamel Paints.

We have four delivery options to ensure your product gets to you just the way you like it. Further information

Royal Mail (Standard Parcel)

Orders over the value of £10.00 are only:

£3.95

Orders under £10.00 will be charged:

£2.50

No matter how large or small the order is!

Royal Mail First

Royal Mail (1st Class Signed For)

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All UK orders are only £5.95 for Royal Mail 1st Class Signed For.

This is not a guaranteed next day service.

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All UK Next Day Delivery orders are only £8.95

Next Day delivery orders must be placed before 2pm.

This service DOES NOT deliver on a Saturday or Sunday. If you would like Saturday delivery please call us on 01782 409310. 

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Overseas Delivery Costs

Option1) Our aim is to give you the cheapest and yet most reliable service possible. To do this we use several different courier companies which vary dependant on the weight of your goods and the destination country.

1) During the checkout shipping page your shipping cost will display a zero value.
2) Once you have sent us your order we will work out which service is the most cost effective for you.
3) By email, we will then confirm the shipping costs for your order and send you a payment request. (Usually within 24hours)
4) Your order will be dispatched immediately following receipt of your payment.

You are under no obligation to accept the cost.

Option 2) All charges can easily be calculated prior to checkout.

Simply press the shopping basket button and select your country from the drop down menu.

This method is shipped tracked, insured and fast express for your convenience.

For deliveries outside the European Union, UK Vat of 20% will automatically be deducted from the price.

We reserve the right to use which service we feel is most appropriate.


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