A youtube movie from a de Havilland Vampire WZ507 ripping up runway 10 at Wolverhampton Halfpenny Green (EGBO) airport

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A youtube movie from a de Havilland Vampire WZ507 ripping up runway 10 at Wolverhampton Halfpenny Green (EGBO) airport.

From Wikipedia (de Havilland Vampire): The de Havilland Vampire was a British jet fighter developed and manufactured by the de Havilland Aircraft Company. Work on the aircraft began during the Second World War as a largely experimental aircraft suitable for combat that harnessed the groundbreaking innovation of jet propulsion; it was quickly decided to opt for a single-engine, twin-boom aircraft equipped with the Halford H.1 turbojet engine (later the de Havilland Goblin). Originally ordered as an experimental aircraft only, the decision to mass-produce the aircraft as an interceptor for the Royal Air Force (RAF) was finalised in May 1944.

Comment from the movie maker: Vampire WZ507 rips up RWY10 at EGBO/Halfpenny Green. Quite spectacular, but looks like a lot of damage. Afterwards, the vampire landed on another (undamaged) runway. Airfield staff were seen cleaning up debris on the runway for some time.

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