Aircraft Engine Test Beds

British Jet Fighters and Bombers

Tony Buttler

This book covers the Gloster Meteors and Javelins, de Havilland Vampires, and Hawker P.1072s and Hunters, which were used to flight test non-standard and entirely different engines. It also covers the bomber engine test beds for the Vulcan, Sperrin, and Canberra.
Date Published :
November 2022
Publisher :
Key Publishing
Illustration :
Over 200
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781802822489
Pages : 96
Dimensions : 9.57 X 6.69 inches
Stock Status : In stock


During the late 1940s and into the 1950s, a number of British jet fighter and bomber aircraft were fitted with new, different or additional engines, both jet and rocket, to enable them to serve as test beds for those specific powerplants. These aircraft types included fighters such as the de Havilland Vampire, Gloster Meteor and Javelin, and Hawker Hunter, the one-off Hawker P.1072 and the English Electric Canberra, Short Sperrin, Vickers Valiant and Avro Vulcan bombers. This book brings together these specific aircraft, and the engines they tested, in a single volume. Accompanied by over 200 images, some of which are published here for the first time, it is an invaluable reference tool for both aviation enthusiasts interested in experimental and trails aircraft and modelers specializing in jet aircraft.

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