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Brown's Sea Vampire HMS Ocean
Brown's Vampire landing

On this day 3 December 1945

Published: 03 Dec 2012

First landing by a jet aircraft on a carrier

Lt Cdr Brown/Sea Vampire/HMS Ocean Lieutenant Commander Eric (Winkle) Brown becomes the first pilot to land a purely jet propelled aircraft on the deck of an aircraft carrier when he touches down on the light fleet carrier HMS Ocean in a modified 540mph Vampire.


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