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- Type: SPH
- Class: aircraft
- Part Count: 66
- Mods: 8
Summary: British twin-engine T-tailed delta-wing subsonic night and all-weather interceptor in use from 1956 - 1968. This early version lacked reheat, had a conventional tail, and did not yet have air-to-air missiles mounted.
The Gloster Javelin was the RAF’s first purpose-built all-weather interceptor aircraft, and the first twin-engine delta-wing jet fighter design to be brought into service by any airforce.
The Javelin was very advanced for its time, suffered from considerable teething problems, and was subject to constant, costly revisions and tweaking from 1954-1960, such that over 10 versions existed by 1959. Earlier versions did not fully meet the brief, but by 1958 the upgraded Javelin had finally met requirements, reaching transonic speeds, and being equipped with Firestreak air-to-air-missiles.
The Gloster Javelin was gradually replaced from 1965-8 by the remarkable supersonic English Electric Lightning.
A new versions of the Javelin had been under development in the late 1950s; a supersonic version with thinner area-ruled wings, and an attack version capable of carrying bombs. Both fell by the wayside when the British government cancelled most advanced aircraft projects in 1958. This signed the death-warrant for the historic Gloster Aircraft Company, which was absorbed into BAC in 1963. Thus, the Javelin was the last plane Gloster produced.
A mod aircraft called Gloster Javelin FAW1. Built with 66 of the finest parts, precisely to scale, and using appropriate systems, engines, and colour scheme wherever possible. As with the original, this plane should have a max speed of approx. Mach 0.9.
Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.1.3.
- B9 Aerospace Parts Pack
- B9 Procedural Wings Modified
- Procedural Parts
- Squad (stock)
- Stock Extension
- TweakScale - Rescale Everything!
- ZZZ Flags
AedsPlanes are replicas of historic aircraft built as accurately as possible, and usually to 1:1 scale. Enjoy the experience of being a real Kerbal Airforce pilot!
(For added immersion, install flag mod World Aircraft Insignia by ChaseAEd and add real airforce roundels to your planes).
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