Hawker Hunter in RAF Service 1955-1990

Camouflage and Markings

Neil Robinson

Date Published :
August 2014
Publisher :
Airfile Publications
Illustration :
150 illustrations and 20 photos
No associated books available.


One of Britain’s classic postwar jet aircraft, the Hawker Hunter first entered RAF service as a single-seat fighter in July 1954. It was later operated in the fighter-bomber and fighter-reconnaissance roles in RAF service, taking part in numerous conflicts around the globe, together with its twin seater variant, which was also heavily involved in trainer and second line duties until the early 1990s. The Hunter also served with the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm and was widely exported, serving with over twenty other countries’ air forces – and these ‘Hunters in foreign service’ will be covered in a future AIRfile title.

About The Author

Neil Robinson is a respected aviation historian and author, who has worked on a number of related projects over the years. He is the author of RAF Trainers 1918-1945: Camouflage and Markings (Airlife Publications, 2012), and Air War Over the Falklands (Airlife Publications, 2012).