Hawker Hunter: A Classic British Jet Fighter

Author(s): Philip Birtles 

ISBN: 9781781558935
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A comprehensive history of Hawker Hunter development and global service, illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs.
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  • 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  • Beautifully illustrated with many rare and unpublished photographs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    Hawker Hunter: A Classic British Jet Fighter is a remarkable tribute to this iconic aircraft with many unpublished photographs.


    BOOK ISBN 9781781558935
    FORMAT 248 x 172 mm
    BINDING Hardback
    PAGES 240 pages
    PUBLICATION DATE 23 November 2022
    TERRITORY World
    ILLUSTRATIONS 194 black-and-white photographs
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    Philip Birtles started work as an engineering apprentice at the de Havilland Aircraft Company in September 1957. Following the completion of his training, he was appointed as PA to John Cunningham—the famous Second World War night-fighter ace. Philip held a number of marketing positions over the remainder of his career in the aerospace industry, taking early retirement when Hatfield Aerodrome finally closed at the end of 1993. He spent over forty years as a trustee of the de Havilland Aircraft Museum, and he has written over thirty-five books.

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