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1957 De Havilland (F+W Emmen) DH-112 Venom FB.54 C/N 431

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  • G-BLKA @ X5FB - De Havilland (F+W Emmen) DH-112 Venom FB.54, Fishburn Airfield's gate guardian, on loan from the De Havilland Museum. July 18th 2017. - by Malcolm Clarke by Malcolm Clarke @ X5FB
  • G-BLKA @ X5FB - De Havilland (F+W Emmen) DH-112 Venom FB.54 at Fishburn Airfield UK. Now relocated to act as the airfield's gate guardian. July 18th 2017. - by Malcolm Clarke by Malcolm Clarke @ X5FB
  • G-BLKA @ X5FB - De Havilland (F+W Emmen) DH-112 Venom FB.54 at Fishburn Airfield UK. Now relocated to act as the airfield's gate guardian. July 18th 2017. - by Malcolm Clarke by Malcolm Clarke @ X5FB
  • G-BLKA @ X5FB - De Havilland (F+W Emmen) DH-112 Venom FB.54. Delivered to Fishburn Airfield for the soon to be established Fishburn Historic Aviation Centre. March 7th 2017 - by Malcolm Clarke by Malcolm Clarke @ X5FB

Airframe Info

Manufacturer:De Havilland (F+W Emmen)
Model:DH-112 Venom FB.54    Search all De Havilland (F+W Emmen) DH-112 Venom FB.54
Year built:1957
Construction Number (C/N):431
Aircraft Type:Fixed wing single engine
Number of Seats:1
Number of Engines:1
Engine Type:Turbojet
Engine Manufacturer and Model:De Havilland Ghost 48 Mk.1
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Registration Number:G-BLKA
Alternative Code/Name:WR410

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Malcolm Clarke, 2017-03-09 08:34:13
 J-1790 was delivered on January 15, 1958, and served 26 years with the Swiss AF, it was struck off charge on July 5, 1984. Eight days later it was registered in the UK to Alexander 'Sandy' Topen of Bushey Hertfordshire as G-BLKA and marked as the RAF FB.Mk.4 WR410, it was flown out of Cranfield in the airshow circuit for many years. On November 1, 1996, the aircraft was acquired by the de Havilland Aviation Ltd. at St. Mary Hill near Bridgend, South Wales. Its flying life ended in 2000 and the aircraft was deregistered on October 13.
The aircraft was at the De Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre, London Colney but is now with the Aircraft Restorations Groups collection at Fishburn Airfield, Co Durham UK..