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Hawker Hunter

A Classic British Jet Fighter by Birtles, Philip Code: 62781 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publication date: 21/09/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Please contact us for availability details Price: AU $84.99
The Hawker Hunter was Britain's first swept-wing jet fighter capable of exceeding the speed of sound. It was a simple, rugged design that was easy to maintain in service. Once the limited initial range was improved, it became a versatile combat aircraft as a day fighter, ground-attack fighter, and fighter reconnaissance platform. In addition to worldwide service with the RAF, the Hunter was an export success, becoming a standard fighter with NATO and air forces, in the Middle East, India, Asia, Africa, and South America. Its modular construction made it easy to build, and it was ideal for refurbishing and updating earlier models for sale to overseas customers. Hunters are still active for contract work as low-cost platforms for aggressor training and systems development. This volume documents the jet fighter's extensive and fascinating history.
Format: Hardback
Pages: 320
Illustration: COLOUR SECTION(S)
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Publisher: FONTHILL
Publication date: 21/09/2023
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 948 g
Dimensions: 248.00mm X 172.00mm
Code: 62781
Introduction; Acronyms; 1 Jet Fighter Development; 2 Hunter Design and Development; 3 RAF Service Introduction; 4 The F.Mk.6; 5 Two-seat Hunters; 6 The FGA.9 and FR.10; 7 Navy GA.11s; 8 Hunter Exports; 9 The Jet Set; Appendix I Hunter Survivors, UK; Appendix II Hunter Production; Appendix III RAF and FAA Units; Appendix IV Specifications; Further Reading.
Philip Birtles joined the de Havilland Aircraft Company in 1957 and spent most of his career in the British aerospace industry, mainly in the marketing role. He is the author of some fifty books on aviation and has been a volunteer at the de Havilland Aircraft Museum for about fifty years. One of his interests is photography of aircraft, and there are many examples in this book going back many years, starting in black & white and progressing to colour.