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Great Design

Some great design of the past.

1) Gloster Javelin

Conceived as a night and all-weather interceptor, this T-Tailed delta wing fighter served with Britain's Royal Air Force from the mid-1950s until the late 1960s.
Despite its subsonic role, well done by two Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire 7R engines, it served alongside the faster BaC Lightning for much of its career.
It was mainly composed of aluminium, with some use of steel and was equipped with four 30 mm ADEN cannons and up to four heat-seeking de Havilland Firestreak air-to-air missiles.
Did you know that ... Gloster Javelin had a great airbrake that allow it rapid losses of speed (useful for air manouvers or short landings) ?

2) BaC Lightning

This scaring double stacked engined fighter served from the 60s to the late 80s.
Well recognizable by its notched delta wings, it was powered by two Rolls-Royce Avon turbojet capable of supersonic speed.
The compact fusolage allowed only for two 30 mm ADEN cannon and two pods for unguided rockets or air to air missiles.
Did you know that ... it could reach 15000 m in one minute ?

3) Blackburn Buccaneer

This carrier-born attack aircraft, famous for the two round jets intake and the slim tail was conceived in the 50s.
Powered by two Rolls-Royce Spey Mk 101, it had foldable wings for use on carriers and could carry a wide variety of mixed bombs, rockets and missiles.
Did you know that ... it served until the 90s ?

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