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    Gloster Javelin Sightings

    Hello all. It's been a while since I've posted, but I figured this might be a decent place to ask about Javelin survivors. I've seen a couple now, and I'd like to see more of them. As I understand it, not too many are left. Have any of you seen any in the various museums in the U.K.? Any recommendations?

    Thanks in advance!
    Fox-4!

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    Here you go. All from memory..

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    XA553 FAW.1 Classic Jets (gate guard), Thunder City, Capetown Airport, South Africa 02/2008

    XA564 FAW.1 RAF Museum Cosford, Shropshire 17/05/2007

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    XA634 FAW.4 Jet Age Museum, Meteor Business Park, Gloucester, Gloucestershire 25/03/2015

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    XA699 FAW.5 Midland Air Museum, Coventry Airport, Warwickshire 20/06/2008

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    XH992 FAW.8 Newark Air Museum, Winthorpe, Nottinghamshire 13/03/2008

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    'XH707' (really XH768) FAW.9 Museo dell'Aviazione, Cerbaiola, near Rimini, Italy 28/10/2004

    XH767 FAW.9 Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington, Yorkshire 01/10/2008

    XH897 FAW.9 Imperial War Museum, Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire
    22/05/2005
    XH903 FAW.9 Jet Age Museum, Meteor Business Park, Gloucester, Gloucestershire 17/12/2004

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    XH892 FAW.9R Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum, Flixton, Suffolk 01/10/2008
    Nose/cockpit/other sections

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    XH783 FAW.7 Catford Independent Air Force, Catford, Greater London
    XH837 FAW.7 Caernarfon Airworld, Caernarfon Aerodrome, Gwynedd, Wales 19/08/2001
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    http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.../survivors.php

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    List of survivors below;
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloster_Javelin
    I have only seen the Cosford one in recent years.
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    http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.../survivors.php

    I saw the one that was at leeming, now at Jet Age Museum

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    Can't help you with this quest but if you're interested, there's a new book just out, "Javelin Boys" by Steve Bond. You'll be able to get a copy from Amazon (who are already advertising it) or Grub Street Publishing who are taking orders. I have given him my 2cent worth of info and it appears in chapter 5.

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    Oh that's great news about the new book. I bought and read the first volume on the Phantom and it was great! I just finished Javelin from the Cockpit and it was a very enjoyable read.

    I suppose it's lesser known than other RAF types, but I do find it to be an interesting airplane.

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    A few of the ones mentioned above....

    Duxford IWM


    Newark Air Museum


    Yorkshire Air Museum


    Midland Air Museum Coventry


    RAF Cosford - Cold War Building
    Last edited by Jur; 3rd April 2017 at 11:17. Reason: Added RAF Cosford example
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    Thank you. Brilliant pictures.

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    A more up to date list here, with pictures of most:

    http://www.demobbed.org.uk/aircraft.php?type=632

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    I saw two yesterday

    Here's one of them



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    Last edited by Moggy C; 3rd April 2017 at 08:57.
    "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.

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    The one at Cosford is hidden up in the rafters of the Cold War building, here's my attempt from a year ago at photographing XA564.

    DSC_5697_resize by Jelle Hieminga, on Flickr
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    I just added another picture of the Cosford example in my earlier post above.
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    Nice photo! I've found a second photo but Flickr is not cooperating...

    [edit] Here we go:

    DSC_5755_resize_copy by Jelle Hieminga, on Flickr
    Last edited by Archer; 3rd April 2017 at 12:57.
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    That looks far more 'alive' than the ones standing on their gear. I never understand why people dislike hanging aircraft.

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    "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.

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    I never understand why people dislike hanging aircraft.
    It usually comes down to the modifications required / damage done to provide the strong points for hanging.

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    There's that, but I also feel that I often cannot get a good view of a suspended aircraft. The Javelin at Cosford is one exception as there is a viewing platform right next to it. I would love to get a good view of the U-2 at Duxford but as that has always been suspended from the ceiling, it might just as well have flown past. I would have seen just as much. Had it been standing on its gear I would have gotten a better impression of its size, I would have been able to see more detail. But that's just my two cents. These Javelin photos show that we can have both: several examples on its gear and one suspended.
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    Generally I am not a fan of hung aircraft, especially ones that you can only see from one angle. I like to be able to walk around an aircraft and view from many angles and see unique details. Distance is also an issue with some hung airframes and you can't see details at all. I get the space limitations issues, but hanging should only be done for dramatic entrance displays. Some are better than others. The USMC Museum at Quantico is one of the worst offenders, with some hung way up high. and others on top of displays and you can only see the belly of some aircraft.

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    Back to Javelins.

    The "hanging" discussion is one we have held frequently and isn't one that will be resolved. I am sorry for leading us off down that well-trodden path, it's just the Cosford one looks so 'right' (to me)

    Moggy
    "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.

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    Hi All,
    Great pictures everybody anybody else on here love to see one of these flying again ?

    Geoff.

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    re:

    Quote Originally Posted by 1batfastard View Post
    Hi All,
    Great pictures everybody anybody else on here love to see one of these flying again ?

    Geoff.
    It would be a miracle to even see one ground run. The type has been retired for 49 years and spares must be non existent.
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    Hi All,
    SADSACK,
    Your absolutely correct but I would still love to see one where it belongs no harm in fantasising at least I won't go blind though!.....

    Geoff.

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    I'd love to HEAR the"howl" of it's engines.

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    Wouldn't we all like to see one running or preferably flying but it seems that the engines are as rare as hens teeth. Would a different, more readily available give the same sound? Would it be legal to fit a different motor. Don't see why not except for the price.

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    The one at the Norfolk & Suffolk museum in Flixton should be easy to get to the next time your work takes you to the UK.

    There is a good section on it Bill Gunston's very worthwhile book Fighters of the Fifties.
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