* During World War II, the British de Havilland company developed a single-engine jet fighter, the "Vampire", with a distinctive twin-boom configuration. The Vampire proved very successful in the immediate postwar period, becoming one of the most important first-generation jet fighters. It led to an improved derivative, the "Venom", which was built in some numbers.
De Havilland also built a larger twin-engine naval fighter, the "Sea Vixen", with the same general twin-boom configuration, that saw service in limited numbers with the British Royal Navy. This document provides a history and description of the de Havilland twin-boom fighters -- Vampire, Venom, and Sea Vixen.