de Havilland Vampire T.55

in Lebanese Air Force service

History

Four Vampire T.55 delivered from August 1953. Used by 1 Squadron for pilot training. Withdrawn from service in 1964. At least one aircraft (L-160) taken on charge by the Geographical Affairs Directorate for photographic survey work. Operated by the LAF on behalf of the GAD, it’s last flight was on 20 September 1974.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
L-151     24 Aug 1953  
L-154 15484   Apr 1955 preserved Rayak 2006
L-159     Apr 1955 stored Rayak 1993
L-160   G-APFV Nov 1957 1964 to Geographical Affairs Directorate for photo survey work, wfu 1974, stored Rayak 1993

More Information

References

  • De Havilland Vampire: The Complete History (Sutton, 1996)
  • DH100 Vampire
  • World Air Forces Directory 2009/2010 (Mach III)

Other Sources

To be added.

de Havilland Vampire FB.52

in Lebanese Air Force service

History

Six Vampire FB.52 delivered from October 1953. Used by 1 Squadron for fighter-bomber missions. Withdrawn from service in 1964.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
L-152 V0799   Oct 1953  
L-153 V1010   Oct 1953  
L-155 V1058 G-5-12 Apr 1955  
L-156 V0788   Apr 1955  
L-157     Apr 1955  
L-158     Apr 1955  

More Information

References

  • De Havilland Vampire: The Complete History (Sutton, 1996)
  • DH100 Vampire
  • World Air Forces Directory 2009/2010 (Mach III)

Other Sources

To be added.

de Havilland Vampire FB.9

in Lebanese Air Force service

History

Three ex-RAF Vampire FB.9 delivered from May 1958. Used by 1 Squadron for fighter-bomber missions. Withdrawn from service in 1964.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
L-163   WL497 22 May 1958  
L-166   WG929 18 June 1958 FR.9, Beirut IAP dump Nov 2001
L-167   WL586 18 June 1958  

More Information

References

  • De Havilland Vampire: The Complete History (Sutton, 1996)
  • DH100 Vampire
  • World Air Forces Directory 2009/2010 (Mach III)

Other Sources

To be added.

de Havilland Vampire FB.5

in Lebanese Air Force service

History

Four ex-RAF Vampire FB.5 delivered from May 1958. Used by 1 Squadron for fighter-bomber missions. Withdrawn from service in 1964.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
L-161   VV694 22 May 1958  
L-162   WA365 22 May 1958  
L-164   VV453 18 June 1958  
L-165   WA128 18 June 1958  

More Information

References

  • De Havilland Vampire: The Complete History (Sutton, 1996)
  • DH100 Vampire
  • World Air Forces Directory 2009/2010 (Mach III)

Other Sources

To be added.