Javelin from the Cockpit - Britain's First Delta Wing Fighter


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  • ISBN: 9781848846562
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  • Publ Date: 2011-10-20
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  • Binding: HardBack
  • Pages: 256
  • Imprint: PEN & SWORD
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  • ID - 186821


The Gloster Javelin was designed to be a night/all-weather fighter. It was first introduced into RAF service in 1956 and was retired in 1967. It was a large two-man, twin-engined and delta-winged aircraft. Although extremely rugged in construction pilots were banned from spinning as test flights had proved it impossible to recover. During its service nine different marks were introduced. At first it was armed with four wing-mounted cannon but as technology advanced air-to-air missiles replaced them. In its role as a night/all-weather fighter it bristled with Britains latest radar and interception devices.



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