"...the most wonderful mass aerobatic manoeuvre ever witnessed at Farnborough (or, we
are moved to declare, elsewhere)." - Flight magazine on the 22-Hunter loop, 2nd September 1958.
Regarded by many as the most graceful jet design ever to leave the ground, the Hunter is hugely
popular aircraft, both with its pilots and with those who merely watch and wish to be a pilot. From the
same stable as the legendary Hurricane, the Hunter is from the era when the F-86 and MiG-15 were
hot ships and not only outlasted them, but also stayed around longer than many later
One of Britain's most visibly successful exports, having been operated by no less than 19 countries,
the Hunter spent almost 50 years in active front line service and is still earning its keep in military
Read on for the history of the Hunter.