A collection of photographs of various individual Hawker Hunters.
The Hawker Hunter is a true classic in the traditional style and one of the great British success stories in post-war aviation - the first example, originally known as the P.1067, first flew on 20 July 1951.
The Hunter first entered military service in 1954. It was the first aircraft that the RAF had capable of flying at supersonic speeds (in excess of 750 mph) albeit only in a dive!
Following enthusiastic displays at Farnborough airshows the Hunter became one of the most widely exported post-war British combat aircraft with some twenty-two countries operating the type. It was retired from RAF service in 1993.
For more information on the Hunter, see Wikipedia: Hawker Hunter.
Photographs of Hunter Mk.58A G-PSST 'Miss Demeanour'.
Hunter G-PSST 'Miss Demeanour' was originally built as F.4 XF947 in 1956 and converted for Swiss Air Force use in 1973. She was later retired from Swiss Air Force us in 1996.
This particular aircraft was purchased by Jonathan Whaley in 1997, and the former Swiss Air Force J-4104 was stripped down and repainted in these striking colours. There are more than 500 stars individually painted on the rear of the fuselage and outer wings.