|Warbird Discovery of the Year 2005
De Havilland Vampire F.3 HB-546
Vampire F.3 VT-CXJ/HB-546 in the unique 'Chakra' markings with the Battle
Axe emblem on the nose (left), and how it was before when it sported the anonymous 'T-27'
The moment we identified the De Havilland Vampire at AFTC Jalahalli
as a rare Mark III with a unique history, we had found our Warbird Discovery of the
Year 2005 without a second thought. More so because Warbirds of India was directly
involved in 'discovering' its lost identity.
The credit for identifying the aircraft
goes to the Officers and men at AFTC Jalahalli - and the unknown airman who actuall
found the VV211 stencil on one of the panels!
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