Gloster Javelin Photo Gallery

Two Javelin F.(AW) Mk.6"s of No.85(F) Squadron R.A.F.; note hexagon fin insignia, reminiscent of the marking carried by the squadron"s Hurricane I"s in the Battle of France
Two Javelin F.(AW) Mk.6"s of No.85(F) Squadron R.A.F.; note hexagon fin insignia, reminiscent of the marking carried by the squadron"s Hurricane I"s in the Battle of France
The first prototype WD804 at Moreton Valence, showing the original rounded rear fuselage
The first prototype WD804 at Moreton Valence, showing the original rounded rear fuselage
WD804 in flight, with an interim modification in the shape of the rear fuselage
WD804 in flight, with an interim modification in the shape of the rear fuselage
WD804, showing the original wing form with straight taper
WD804, showing the original wing form with straight taper
The trainer prototype WT841, with an experimental Mk.4 in the background. The larger canopy and longer nose forward of the intakes distinguish the T.Mk.3 from other versions; note periscope fairing just below the joint between the canopies, and small radome
The trainer prototype WT841, with an experimental Mk.4 in the background. The larger canopy and longer nose forward of the intakes distinguish the T.Mk.3 from other versions; note periscope fairing just below the joint between the canopies, and small radome
The housing for the tail parachute can be seen on top of the tail plane in this view of the second prototype WD8O8 taking off from Moreton Valence.
The housing for the tail parachute can be seen on top of the tail plane in this view of the second prototype WD8O8 taking off from Moreton Valence.
WT827, the  third prototype, with an experimental radome. Note that the "pen-nib" fairing is not fitted to the rear fuselage.
WT827, the third prototype, with an experimental radome. Note that the "pen-nib" fairing is not fitted to the rear fuselage.
The fifth prototype WT836 on the runway at Hucclecote; this aircraft was the first to be fitted with the twin sliding hoods. The radome is of the original shape.
The fifth prototype WT836 on the runway at Hucclecote; this aircraft was the first to be fitted with the twin sliding hoods. The radome is of the original shape.
The air brakes are visible in this view of a Javelin F.(AW) Mk.I with "everything down".
The air brakes are visible in this view of a Javelin F.(AW) Mk.I with "everything down".
A production F.(AW) Mk.1, XA628
A production F.(AW) Mk.1, XA628
XA809, a Javelin F.(AW) Mk.2 of No.46 Sqn. showing the two 250-gallon ventral drop tanks.
XA809, a Javelin F.(AW) Mk.2 of No.46 Sqn. showing the two 250-gallon ventral drop tanks.
A line-up of No.46 Sqn. Javelin F.(AW) Mk.Vs
A line-up of No.46 Sqn. Javelin F.(AW) Mk.Vs
Javelins F.(AW) Mk.1 (nearest the camera) and 2.
Javelins F.(AW) Mk.1 (nearest the camera) and 2.
Close-up of the two sliding hoods and Martin-Baker ejector seats of the Javelin F.(AW) Mk.I; black lines on the fuselage indicate the limits of walkways.
Close-up of the two sliding hoods and Martin-Baker ejector seats of the Javelin F.(AW) Mk.I; black lines on the fuselage indicate the limits of walkways.
The last F.(AW) Mk.1, with U.H.M. aerials just visible above and below the tail plane
The last F.(AW) Mk.1, with U.H.M. aerials just visible above and below the tail plane
XD158, the prototype Javelin F.(AW) Mk.2 with all-metal nose.
XD158, the prototype Javelin F.(AW) Mk.2 with all-metal nose.
Interesting comparison of a Javelin F.(AW) Mk.4 with a Hawker Hunter, showing the enormous variations in planform and size of two aircraft which grew from the same original specification.
Interesting comparison of a Javelin F.(AW) Mk.4 with a Hawker Hunter, showing the enormous variations in planform and size of two aircraft which grew from the same original specification.
A Javelin Mk.4 being pressure-refuelled; the twin hoses from the bowser connect to the refuelling couplings in the port and starboard wheel bays.
A Javelin Mk.4 being pressure-refuelled; the twin hoses from the bowser connect to the refuelling couplings in the port and starboard wheel bays.
A Javelin F.(AW) Mk.5 of No.228 Operational Conversion Unit takes off from Leeming; note horse"s head insignia on fin
A Javelin F.(AW) Mk.5 of No.228 Operational Conversion Unit takes off from Leeming; note horse"s head insignia on fin
Fine study of an F.(AW) Mk.5 of No.151(F) Squadron at altitude
Fine study of an F.(AW) Mk.5 of No.151(F) Squadron at altitude

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