The Hunter was developed from an excellent day fighter to a very effective ground attack and tactical reconnaissance aircraft
Comprehensive and up-to-date coverage on Britain’s iconic jet fighter
Beautifully illustrated with many rare and unpublished photographs
Of interest to aviation and military historians, modellers, gamers and flight simulator enthusiasts
The Hawker Hunter was Britain’s first swept-wing jet fighter capable of exceeding the speed of sound. It was a simple and 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, fighter ground attack 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 a low-cost platform for aggressor training and systems development.
Hawker Hunter: A Classic British Jet Fighter is a remarkable tribute to this iconic aircraft with many unpublished photographs.