February 2016: Gloster Javelin FAW.1, FAW.2 and T.3 – 61 photos

Each photograph is offered at a 300dpi res/13x8cm size making them available for a very good quality digital print.

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Photo Javelin (prototype) 01: Gloster Javelin WD804, the first Javelin prototype.

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Photo Javelin (prototype) 02: Gloster Javelin WT827, the third Javelin prototype.

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Photo Javelin (prototype) 03: Gloster Javelin WT827, the third Javelin prototype taking-off.

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Photo Javelin (prototype) 04: Gloster Javelin WT830, the fourth Javelin prototype.

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Photo Javelin (prototype) 05: Another view of Gloster Javelin WT830, the fourth Javelin prototype.

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Photo Javelin (prototype) 06: Gloster Javelin WT836, the fifth Javelin prototype.

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Photo Javelin (prototype) 07: Gloster Javelin WT836, the fifth prototype taking-off

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Photo Javelin (prototype) 08: Gloster Javelin WT841 in flight. WT841 was the T.3 prototype.

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Photo Javelin FAW.1 – 21: Twelve Gloster Javelin FAW. 1s of No. 46 Sqn flying in formation. The first aircraft is XA565/U. No. 46 Sqn was the first squadron to become operational on Javelin.

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Photo Javelin FAW.1 – 22: Gloster Javelin FAW. 1 XA544, the first FAW. 1 was used by Gloster and the A&AEE. It became an instructional airframe in December 1957.

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Photo Javelin FAW.1 – 23: Gloster Javelin FAW. 1 XA549/M of No. 87 Sqn.

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Photo Javelin FAW.1 – 24: Gloster Javelin FAW. 1 XA552 was retained by MoS for Gyron Junior testbed and received those particular paints and markings.

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Photo Javelin FAW.1 – 25: Gloster Javelin FAW. 1 XA556/C of the CFE.

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Photo Javelin FAW.1 – 26: Gloster Javelin FAW. 1 XA565/A of No. 87 Sqn.

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Photo Javelin FAW.1 – 27: Opposite view of Gloster Javelin FAW. 1 XA565/A of No. 87 Sqn.

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Photo Javelin FAW.1 – 28: Gloster Javelin FAW. 1 XA568/C of the CFE.

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Photo Javelin FAW.1 – 29: Gloster Javelin FAW. 1 XA571/C of No. 46 Sqn.

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Photo Javelin FAW.1 – 30: Gloster Javelin FAW. 1 XA620/E of No. 46 Sqn.

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Photo Javelin FAW.1 – 31: Gloster Javelin FAW. 1 XA621/F of No. 46 Sqn.

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Photo Javelin FAW.1 – 32: Gloster Javelin FAW. 1 XA628/B of No. 87 Sqn. XA628 was the last FAW. 1 delivered to the RAF.

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Photo Javelin FAW.1 – 33: Gloster Javelin FAW.1s of 46 Sqn flying in formation with XA626/Q, XA627/B and XA622/G.

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Photo Javelin FAW.1 – 34: Gloster Javelin FAW.1 XA564 served at Bristols for various tests and was never issued to any RAF unit. It would become an instructional airframe in July 1957.

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Photo Javelin FAW.2 – 41: Gloster Javelin FAW. 2 XA778 was used by Gloster and the A&AEE during all its career.

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Photo Javelin FAW.2 – 42: Gloster Javelin FAW. 2 XA801, pending its assigment to No. 46 Sqn. 

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Photo Javelin FAW.2 – 43: Gloster Javelin FAW. 2 XA804/R of No. 89 Sqn. 

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Photo Javelin FAW.2 – 44: Gloster Javelin FAW. 2 XA807/P of No. 46 Sqn with the first markings.

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Photo Javelin FAW.2 – 45: Gloster Javelin FAW. 2 XA807/P of No. 46 Sqn. 

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Photo Javelin FAW.2 – 46: Gloster Javelin FAW.2 XA778 served for various experiments through all its career and it is now seen with high visibilty paints (see also photo 41)

Photo Javelin FAW.2 – 47: Gloster Javelin FAW.2 XA801/F of No. 46 Sqn.

Photo Javelin FAW.2 – 48: Gloster Javelin FAW.2 XA775/N of No. 89 Sqn. The squadron markings under the letter N have been overpainted for security reasons.

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Photo Javelin T.3 – 61: Gloster Javelin T. 3 XH390/O of No. 60 Sqn.

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Photo Javelin T.3 – 62: Gloster Javelin T. 3 XH395/D of No. 226 OCU.

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Photo Javelin T.3 – 63: Gloster Javelin T. 3 XH395/Z of No. 46 Sqn.

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Photo Javelin T.3 – 64: Opposite view of Gloster Javelin T. 3 XH395/Z of No. 46 Sqn.

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Photo Javelin T.3 – 65: Gloster Javelin T. 3 XH397 of No. 41 Sqn.

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Photo Javelin T.3 – 66: Opposite view of Gloster Javelin T. 3 XH397 of No. 41 Sqn. (quality average)

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Photo Javelin T.3 – 67: Gloster Javelin T. 3 XH432/R of No. 23 Sqn.

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Photo Javelin T.3 – 68: Another view of Gloster Javelin T. 3 XH432/R of No. 23 Sqn.

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Photo Javelin T.3 – 69: Gloster Javelin T. 3 XH432/S of No. 23 Sqn, later on.

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Photo Javelin T.3 – 70: Gloster Javelin T. 3 XH435/D of No. 228 OCU.

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Photo Javelin T.3 – 71: Gloster Javelin T. 3 XH435/Z of No. 85 Sqn.

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Photo Javelin T.3 – 72: Gloster Javelin T. 3 XH436/A of No. 226 OCU.

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Photo Javelin T.3 – 73: Gloster Javelin T. 3 XH437/X of No. 23 Sqn.

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Photo Javelin T.3 – 74: Gloster Javelin T. 3 XH437/T of No. 33 Sqn.

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Photo Javelin T.3 – 75: Another view of Gloster Javelin T. 3 XH437/T of No. 33 Sqn.

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Photo Javelin T.3 – 76: Gloster Javelin T. 3 XH443/C of No. 226 OCU.

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Photo Javelin T.3 – 77: Gloster Javelin T. 3 XH443/D of No. 226 OCU.

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Photo Javelin T.3 – 78: Gloster Javelin T. 3 XH446/Z of No. 64 Sqn.

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Photo Javelin T.3 – 79: Gloster Javelin T. 3 XK577 for purchased for the Ministry of Aviation and never with the RAF.

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Photo Javelin T.3 – 80: Gloster Javelin T. 3 XM336/B of No. 226 OCU.

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Photo Javelin T.3 – 81: Gloster Javelin T.3 XH396/D of No. 29 Sqn.

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Photo Javelin T.3 – 82: Gloster Javelin T.3 XH432/R of No. 23 Sqn.

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Photo Javelin T.3 – 83: Gloster Javelin T.3 XH444/D of the FCIRS (Fighter Command Instrument Rating Squadron)

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Photo Javelin T.3 – 84: Gloster Javelin T.3 XH438/A of the FCIRS (see above)

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Photo Javelin T.3 – 85: Gloster Javelin T.3 XH391 without any markings.

Photo Javelin T.3 – 86: Another view of XM336/B (see photo 80)

Photo Javelin T.3 – 87: Gloster Javelin T.3 XH435/D of No. 11 Sqn in September 1966.

Photo Javelin T.3 – 88: Gloster Javelin T.3 XH445/Z of No. 64 Sqn as it appeared after its accident of 11 July 1966.

Photo Javelin T.3 – 89: Gloster Javelin T.3 XH436/R of No. 151 Sqn.

Photo Javelin T.3 – 90:  Gloster Javelin T.3 XH445/Z of No. 64 Sqn before its accident (see photo 88)

Photo Javelin T.3 – 91: Gloster Javelin T.3 XH390/O of No. 60 Sqn.

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