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Javelin FAW.Mk 9 RAF No.11 Sqn, XH898, RAF Binbrook, England 

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Javelin FAW.Mk 9 RAF No.11 Sqn, XH898, RAF Binbrook, England
Scale:
1:72
Length:
9.75"
Width:
8.75"
Composition:
Diecast
SKU:
WTY-SGE72004-4


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Historical Note:         The Gloster Javelin was an "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 /inclement weather operations and was the last aircraft to bear the Gloster name. The Javelin began with a 1947 Air Ministry requirement for a high-performance night fighter that led to orders for prototypes under specification F.44/46 of two of the competing designs, the Gloster GA.5 and the de Havilland DH.110 which was also under consideration for the Royal Navy. When it appeared that the Gloster design would be ready sooner and would be simpler and cheaper to build, the de Havilland submission was rejected; though the company was to continue development of the DH.110 as a private venture that eventually resulted in the naval Sea Vixen. The Gloster design had a distinctive appearance, its broad delta wings surmounted by a large finned T-tail. The F.44/46 specification subsequently became F.4/48 related to the "Operational Requirement" OR.227. The GA.5 first flew on 26 November 1951 flown by test pilot Bill Waterton (two months after the prototype DH 110 took to the air), with protracted flight testing taking place until 1956, when the first 14 production machines were delivered, designated F(AW) Mk 1. Development and improvements continued, leading to small production runs of different models of the aircraft throughout the years.

Info:    Javelin FAW.Mk 9 RAF No.11 Sqn, XH898, RAF Binbrook, England


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