The plane U-1211 exhibited at the Museum completed 1'386 flying hours.
This Vampire Trainer flew in Switzerland from 1958 until 1990. The Air Force equipped it with cameras and the plane was used for filming several aviation films.
Bought to the Air Force at an auction sale on 23rd March 1991 by a group of pilots and aviation enthusiasts it was exhibited on the tarmac in Sion.
It was moved to Payerne in 2000 and restored in 2001.
Technical information - DH-115 'Vampire-Trainer'
|Affiliated:||from 1953 to 1990|
|Mission:||Training and flight without visibility instruction|
|Maximum thrust:||1'520 kp|
|Maximum weight at take-off:||6'174 kg|
|Maximum speed:||840 km/h at sea level|
|Ceiling altitude:||10'000 m/sea|
|Flight radius:||600 km|