Aeroplane Monthly 1976-09
N.Duke - Hunter's quarter century
Hunter G-BABM during the 1974 Farnborough Display
Another view of the prototype, flown by the Neville Duke
Hawker Hunter F.1 WT557 climbs vertically and effortlessly for the benefit of photographer Cyril Peckham.
Hunter F.4
Hunter F(GA) 9
Hunter F.4 WW658
Neville Duke points Hunter prototype WB188 at the cameraman, showing the beautiful lines that became the hallmark of the breed.
The same aircraft displays the distinctive planform of the Hunter.
Sqn Ldr Neville Duke retracts the undercarriage of the all-red prototype, now the prototype Mk 3, fighter pilot style, whilst barely off Tangmere's runway during an abortive air speed record attempt on August 31, 1953. Conditions were too gusty.
Neville Duke takes off in the prototype, now modified as the first Mk 3, for an attempt on the world’s air speed record on September 7, 1953. The record at the time was 723 m.p.h., and Duke recorded 727.6 m.p.h.
Hunter F.4 XE588
A team of four Hunter F.1s from 54 Squadron, based at RAF Odiham, performed at the 1955 SBAC Show at Farnborough. In this picture the aircraft are in box formation.
Hunter F.5
Hunter F.6 XG233 of 92 Squadron
The prototype F.2 Hunter WB202, positioned with ideal background for Cyril Peckham’s camera. Marks 2 and 5 were powered by the Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire and Marks 1, 4 and 6 were all fitted with the Rolls-Royce Avon.
Hunter F.6 XF389
Hunter F.6s of 11 Sqn
Hunter T.7 G-APUX