The Design and Development of the Hawker Hunter

The Design and Development of the Hawker Hunter : The Creation of Britain's Iconic Jet Fighter

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Many books have been written about the Hawker Hunter, one of the world's great jet fighters. The majority, however, have tended to concentrate on the aircraft's extensive service career. Superbly illustrated with both colour and black-and-white photographs of the Hawker Hunter - which has always been one of the most photogenic of all aeroplanes - this new title is the first devoted specifically to the Hunter's design and development: how and why the aircraft came into being, the troubles it experienced on the way, its flight test programme and what it was like to pilot. Drawing on many original Air Staff and Ministry documents and also the Hawker aircraft day-to-day diaries, it tells the story of one-off modifications and trials projects, aerodynamic modifications and tests with various weapons, along with proposed developments, including supersonic versions.
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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 228 x 252 x 14mm | 779.99g
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 200 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0752467468
  • 9780752467467
  • 571,998

About Tony Buttler

Tony Buttler is an aviation historian specializing in the design and development of military aircraft since the mid-1930s. He is the author of American Secret Projects, British Experimental & Prototype Aircraft of WWII, and X-Planes of Europe.
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