The Jet Age in Britain began with the Gloster E.28/39 and the Meteor fighter during the Second World War. At the end of the 1950s and the start of the 1960s, the next generation of British jet aircraft was beginning to come into service. This second generation began with the Gloster Javelin, the Sea Vixen and the very capable Canberra bomber, and included such iconic aircraft as the English Electric Lightning interceptor and the nuclear-capable V bombers (the Victor, the Valiant and the Vulcan) as well as airliners such as the BAC 1-11 and VC10.
In this book, aviation historian Guy Ellis looks at the development of this second generation of British jet aircraft.
Guy Ellis is an aviation historian. Employed fulltime in the IT industry, researching and writing about aviation history has been a hobby since 1990. Whilst studying part time for various degrees it was a way to engage in my passion for aircraft and my innate curiosity. Guy has run various museum open and flying days, provided the artwork and advertising material for major air force air shows and setup or run aviation related websites. He lives in Gloucestershire.