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photoblog image Cosford RAF Museum (6/7)

Cosford RAF Museum (6/7)

GLOSTER JAVELIN FAW.1

The Gloster Javelin was a twin-engined all-weather interceptor aircraft that served with Britain's Royal Air Force in the late 1950s and most of the 1960s. It was a T-tailed delta-wing aircraft designed for night and all-weather operations and was the last aircraft design to bear the Gloster name. Introduced in 1956 after a lengthy development period, the aircraft received several upgrades during production to its engines, radar and weapons, including support for the De Havilland Firestreak air-to-air missile. The Javelin was succeeded in the interceptor role by the supersonic English Electric Lightning, introduced only a few years later. The Javelin and Lightning served together for many years, with the last Javelins being removed from service in 1968.

Cosford RAF Museum (6/7)

GLOSTER JAVELIN FAW.1

The Gloster Javelin was a twin-engined all-weather interceptor aircraft that served with Britain's Royal Air Force in the late 1950s and most of the 1960s. It was a T-tailed delta-wing aircraft designed for night and all-weather operations and was the last aircraft design to bear the Gloster name. Introduced in 1956 after a lengthy development period, the aircraft received several upgrades during production to its engines, radar and weapons, including support for the De Havilland Firestreak air-to-air missile. The Javelin was succeeded in the interceptor role by the supersonic English Electric Lightning, introduced only a few years later. The Javelin and Lightning served together for many years, with the last Javelins being removed from service in 1968.

comments (9)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Sep 2014, 01:30
Smooth and pointy...very pleasing shape, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Lovely isn't it Ray.
  • Alan
  • Durango, Colorado.
  • 27 Sep 2014, 04:04
Now I remember these - but for reasons I've forgotten. I had an Airfix model of one, too. I was reading an article in an American newspaper about the air attacks on IS (?); apparently each Tomahawk missile coast $1.1 million and they have used 47 so far. I bet our airforce never cost that mooch in total in the 1960s.
Brian Walbey: Yes these were fine planes Alan. I reckon the cost of those missiles used is about the same as our entire Defence Budget these days!!!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Sep 2014, 07:32
Lovely looking things weren't they
Brian Walbey: They certainly were Chris.
Another handsome aeroplane Brian
Brian Walbey: Lovely front end shape haven't they.
Wonderfully framed Brian! I love it.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, lots of other stuff in the roof stopped me taking the whole plane.
nice angle to show off the fine point and the cockpit
Brian Walbey: They've hung this in the roof at a very good angle for photos.
Very impressive looking with that nose and Eye isn't it. Great capture Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet, a lovely shaped aircraft.
Makes one wonder if we have an Air Force any longer!
Brian Walbey: It does indeed Tom, it's certainly not as big as it was even 10 years ago I reckon.
cool angle
Brian Walbey: This was how is it suspended in the roof of the museum Chantal, no messing about on my part.

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