Vampire FB.52 - Civilian

de Havilland Vampire FB.52, marked PX-K and registered LN-DHY was license built in Switzerland in the year of 1952 as serial No 705, the aircraft was flown with the Swiss Air Force marked as Vampire J-1196 until 1990. A French owner flew it for a couple of years until it was sold to Christer Andskär in Sweden and registered SE-DXS.

The aircraft was purchased from Sweden in May 2011 from Christer Andskär and is now operated by the Flyvåpnets Historiske Skvadron and based at Rygge Air Base near Oslo in southern Norway.

The aircraft is now in the Royal Norwegian Air Force markings to represent Vampire PX-K, serving at the 336 squadron in the early 50s, Norway's first pure jet fighter squadron.