First flight of the Gloster Javelin

November 26 marks the 69th year of the first flight of the last design to bear the Gloster name

The Gloster Javelin is an aeroplane that lives true to its name, with a sharp look to mirror the speared tip of its namesake. And what a magnificently sharp aeroplane it was. November 26 marks the 69th year since this formidable delta-winged fighter first took to the skies as a prototype. We thought we’d take a look at the serving life of the aeroplane to see just what made it so special.

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