Simulatorer

 

Museet har sex simulatorer:
- J 35J Draken från Flygvapnet (J 35:an är för tillfället stängd för översyn)

- JAS 39 Gripen (som även är anpassad för rörelsehindrade gäster)

- Convair 440 Metropolitan från SAS

- McDonnell Douglas DC-10 från Scanair

- Airbus A320 (Håll koll på onlinebokningen vilka söndagar som är bokbara)

- Link-trainer - en klassiker från 1920-talet

 

Simulatorerna är i första hand avsedda att ge dem som inte har någon tidigare erfarenhet som piloter en realistisk upplevelse av hur det är att spaka ett berömt flygplan och att visa hur arbetet i cockpit går till.

 

Västerås-företaget TV021 har sammanställt denna lilla film från vår simulatoravdelning:

de Havilland

D.H. 115 Vampire

UK, J 28C in the Swedish Air Force

The first jet aircraft in the Swedish Air Force. Body with two tail bars and straight wings. The front body is made of laminated wood and multilayer veneer with balsa wood filling, which provided a well sealed pressurised cabin.

The engine type is the famous de Havilland Goblin radial turbine engine in time-typical single-stream design and without afterburner. It was developed in several different improved versions as material technology allowed. No radar. The extra tanks hold 710 kg of fuel.

 

Production took place at both English Electric and at de Havilland factories. The Swedish Air Force ordered the aircraft in four installments, the last of which was delivered in 1952. The two-seater version was delivered between 1953 and 1956. The aircraft type was used in many Air Forces worldwide and was also manufactured under license in large numbers - 1000+.

A 28B was actually J 28B which was temporarily used as a light attack aircraft at F14 wing in Halmstad during the years 1953–1956, until sufficient number of attack aircraft type A 32 Lansen became operational.

They were then returned to the interceptor role and were re-based to Type J 28 wings.

de Havilland DH.115 Vampire, J 28C, Västerås Flygmuseum

Prototype flew

Operative in the Air Force

Number produced in UK

Number in the Swedish Air Force

 

Armament J 28A & B:

4x20 mm akan,

8x14 cm rockets

 

Length

Span

Height

Max takeoff weight

Power plant: RM 1 (J 28A) license

SFA RM 1A DH Goblin III

Power

Max speed

Service ceiling

Action time

1943

1946-1968

3269

437

30.7 ft

38 ft

8.8 ft

4.8 tons

1.41 tons

540 mph

46000 ft

1 hour

de Havilland DH.115 Vampire, J 28C, Västerås Flygmuseum