Gloster Javelin - Links, References & Credits
- Greg Goebel's Javelin history.
- Wikipedia entry.
- Flying & Fighting in the Gloster Javelin.
- Gloster Javelin page from BAE Systems heritage.
References - Books
Gloster Javelin by Richard A Franks
Published by Dalrymple & Verdun Publishing, 2006
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.
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.
Postwar Military Aircraft 1 Gloster Javelin by Maurice Allward
Published by Ian Allan, 1983, 1999
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
- Aircraft Illustrated August 1984: Gloster Javelin: a production history - part 1 of an article on the development of the Javelin with several monochrome pictures.
- Air Pictorial January 1967: Javelin Swansong - two-page article looking at 228 OCU, the last UK-based Javelin operator as it was announced that they would be disbanding, with 5 monochrome photos, plus a Lightning and Canberra thrown in for good measure.
- Flight, 9th March 1956: Javelin Variants - presumably a variant rundown, haven't seen it myself.
- Lightning Review February 1998: Observations on the Lightning content of Wings of Fame. Actually a brief article by Brian Carroll, and starts off with his comments on what the Javelin was like (Jon Lake's WOF article is disparaging about the Javelin and Brian puts him right on a few things!).
This section would have been greatly the poorer without contributions from the following - so many thanks to (in
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.