Entering service in 1946 the De Havilland Vampire was Australia's first fighter jet and first jet trainer. Vampires in the RAAF used Rolls-Royce engines that were more powerful than the English models which were powered by the Goblin engines.
The de Havilland DH.100 Vampire was a British jet-engine fighter commissioned by the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. Following the Gloster Meteor, it was the second jet fighter to enter service with the RAF. Although it arrived too late to see combat during the war, the Vampire served with front line RAF squadrons until 1953. wem