Knowing that the Soviet Union was working on jet fighters and jet bombers
that could carry nuclear weapons and drop them on naval formations, the Navy needed to develop fighter/interceptor aircraft that could defend the carrier and its escorts from attack while sailing into position to launch its own strike, and also strike aircraft that had enough range to hit meaningful targets and enough speed to survive enemy defenses.
Other vintage aircrafts being displayed at the airport include the Canberra, the world's first jet bomber
that equipped 35 RAF squadrons and was exported to 16 other countries.
What was the RAF's first British-built jet bomber
, which entered service in 1951?
As an apprentice engineer John worked in the drawing office on the design of the Vulcan jet bomber
alongside a tracer called Julie Goodyear - later to be famous as Bet Lynch in Coronation Street.
A good portion of this interesting and very readable account is devoted to the AAF's attempts to obtain Me 262 fighters at Lechfeld in Bavaria and an Arado Ar 234 jet bomber
from Denmark, then located in the British zone.
He then moved to English Electric's Preston aircraft division as chief stressman, and as part of Teddy Petter's team there, he helped design Britain's first jet bomber
, the Canberra.
A survey ship has located the wreckage of a jet bomber
which crashed in the North Sea.
Hitler had been hoarding a meagre quantity of Me-262 jets in order to build up a jet bomber
force with which to strike back at England.
nose, the Tupolev Tu-2, introduced later in the war, and the post-war Ilyushin 11-28 jet bomber
had forward-firing cannon, indicating recognition of the desirability of such an armament in situations favoring its employment.
Photos of aircraft such as the Ar 234 jet bomber
towing a load-carrying air trailer are among the many highlights readers will enjoy.
Staff and volunteers at Bruntingthorpe airfield, in Leicestershire, have spent almost five years stripping a British-made Vulcan four-engined delta jet bomber
in preparation for returning the massive plane to the air next year.