de Havilland Vampire T.55

in Lebanese Air Force service

Key Facts

Total Delivered: 4
Total Still Active: 0
Total Now Stored: 0
Service Entry: 1953
Retirement: 1974
Main Role: Trainer
Origin: UK


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 Withdrawn from service in 1964.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


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

Other Sources

To be added.

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