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Gloster Javelin - Links, References & Credits


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Gloster Javelin by Richard A Franks

ISBN 1-905414-02-1

Published by Dalrymple & Verdun Publishing, 2006

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Excellent softback book with development and service history, lots of photos, detail diagrams and colour profiles, cancelled projects, plus a listing of each Javelin with basic history details. Highly recommended.

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Warpaint No.17 Gloster Javelin by Tony Buttler AMRAeS


Published by Hall Park Books, 1999

Lots of pictures (mostly monochrome but a good number in colour), development and service history, scale plans covering the differences on each variant, loads of colour profiles. Highly recommended.

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Postwar Military Aircraft 1 Gloster Javelin by Maurice Allward

ISBN 0-7110-1323-3

Published by Ian Allan, 1983, 1999

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Excellent development and service history, going into detail of a selection of particular aircraft to further illustrate the story. Lots of diagrams and pictures, all in monochrome. Look upon this as a more detailed version of the Warpaint title without the colour profiles and you have a fair idea what you'll get. Recommended.

Gloster Javelin volume 1 & 2 by Roger Lindsay

Published by Privately published

Two excellent monographs with history, squadron markings, indidivual aircraft listings and lots of pictures. Volume 1 covered up to the FAW.6, volume 2 the FAW.7 and up. Sadly these are both practically impossible to find these days - if anybody has them available at a reasonable price I would be interested myself!

References - Magazines


This section would have been greatly the poorer without contributions from the following - so many thanks to (in alphabetical order):

Brian Carroll (RIP), Neil Covitch, Kev Darling, Michael Hall, Mark Howard, Paul Kendrick, Rick Kent, Clive Kilgour, Garry Lakin, John Nickolls, John Tolland, Barry Tippit and Geoff Whatley.

Thanks also to the following organisations:

The Midland Air Museum and the Newark Air Museum.