The Hunter Story PDF ePub eBook

  • Format Name: The Hunter Story
  • Author:
  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd
  • Data Published: 01 June 2009
  • ISBN: 0752450824
  • EAN:
  • Format eBook: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
  • File Size: 29MB
  • Language: English
  • Number of Pages: 128 pages
  • Age+:
  • Rating:

Rating eBooks
Rating Download eBooks


One of the world's greatest aircraft, for three decades pilots enthused about the Hunter and its smooth lines, Rolls-Royce Avon engine, outstanding handling characteristics and lively performance. Designed by Sir Sydney Camm, the genius behind the Hurricane, work on the Hunter commenced late in 1948, but the post-war economic situation in Britain delayed its first flight until 20 July 1951. In September 1953 Neville Duke piloted a Hunter to shatter the world speed record. This book traces the history of the Hunter across RAF and worldwide service, from design and development to the glory days and the unforgettable aerobatic displays with the Black Knights, Black Arrows and Blue Diamonds. A real pilot's aeroplane, the Hunter reigned supreme for fifty years, with the last example retired in July 2001.

About Martin W. Bowman

Martin W. Bowman is the author of 76 books on military and commercial aviation as well as photographic books on a variety of subjects. He has participated in German and USAFE air/land and night air/drop missions on C-160 and C-130 Hercules aircraft, and has flown in B-17 Flying Fortresses, the Lancaster. and a B-52 Stratofortress. He is a frequent contributor of photographs and articles for "Flight International," "Rolls-Royce Magazine," and "Aeroplane Monthly." In 1999 he became an official researcher for DERA.


    16 March 2016

    Thanks, Phil for making this available online for a very modest donation. Us students appreciate it! Looking forward to reading it.

    23 May 2016

    These are some excellent tips to remember, Mary! No. 7 re: anthologies seem so obvious, yet I doubt I would know to do this in the heat of the moment. I must remember to keep these tips handy on my person . . . perhaps on the back of a bookplate?

      16 March 2016

      Thanks for your comment. Squarespace does allow you to export its pages and blog posts to WordPress, which is quite flexible. Now admittedly I haven't done this myself before so I can't share my experience with this with you. But what you can do is sign up for a free trial account and test the export function just so you are satisfied with it prior to investing in a plan.

      7 January 2016

      HiThanks for your siteЙ Just a quick question. You refer to the sentences as being separate Р as though they are not one with a semicolon.

    23 June 2016

    anon Р It's true that some of the reproduced art work aren't the sharpest, although I can't be certain if it's because of the poor quality of the original source.


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Latest Posts