Can any identify this aircraft

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  1. anthonygos

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    Can anyone identify this aircraft in this photo taken in Singapore 1945-50.
     

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    looks like a vampire to me
     
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    Thanks woljags that's what I thought it was....! a F1
     
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    ...Or possibly a Venom - can't see the wingtips.
     
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    So far I have not manage to find any photo's with the wheels like that on a Venom, but please keep them coming.....thanks.
     
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    #7 Florence, Apr 26, 2012
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    Did the RAF operate Vampires out of Singapore? The RNZAF had the Venom when based in Singapore as far as I know. They were on loan and the NZers left them there when they returned home?
     
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    Yeah, not sure about RAF Vamps Dave, but the RNZAF did indeed use loaned RAF Venoms at Tengah, Singapore from 1955 to 1958.
    Will look into when I get time, but I think you're right that they were handed back to the RAF before the kiwis returned home.
     
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    #9 Wurger, Apr 26, 2012
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    Yep..... RZNAF Venoms at Tengah, Singapore in 1957. I thought these might have been of 14 Sqdn that had an establishment of 16 Venoms plus two T11 Vampires.
    Picture source.... Photos of Avro/GAF Lincoln bomber and Maritime bomber


    the airbase....
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    De Havilland 14 Squadron Venom WK428 over RAF Changi, Singapore, 1957...
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    #10 Wurger, Apr 26, 2012
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    Also I found this shot. Believing in the caption it's a D.H.115 Vampire T. Mk. 11 (WZ518 ) of No. 14 Squadron while the others were more usually finished in silver.

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    Great photos Wojtek! Interesting that Lightning flash on the T11 - never seen that before.
     
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