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Warplane No. 2
Hawker Hunter
The Story of a Thoroughbred



S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number, Description and ISBN:

Warplane No. 2
Hawker Hunter
The Story of a Thoroughbred
ISBN: 978-90-8616-162-1

Contents & Media:

Soft cover  220 x 270 mm , 48 pages, available in either NL or English text; black-and-white and colour photographs; colour profiles; cutaway drawings.


€13.95 + shipping available online from Lanasta

Review Type:

First Look


Easy to read, great image and profile reference.




Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Phil Parsons

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The Hawker Hunter is a subsonic British fighter developed post WWII. The single-seat Hawker Hunter entered service as a four cannon fighter,  but as time went by the Hawker Hunter was developed into a reconnaissance and fighter bomber aircraft, with these aircraft deployed operationally by many nations. The two-seat variants remained in use with the Royal Air Force  and Royal Navy until the early 1990s.



The Hawker Hunter, served with 21 air forces outside of the UK, even 50 years after its introduction into service the Hawker Hunter continues to be operated by the Lebanese Air Force who operate three single seaters and one dual. Plus there are numerous Hunters still in operation in civil hands around the world.
The book is structured as follows;

  • Early Development

  • Production, covering all marks including two seaters, and licensed production

  • Customers

  • Operational use, and

  • Survivors and Veterans

This is a very well structured and laid out book. In fact around 70-80% of the book consists of images, colour profiles and cutaway drawings. The information provided is perfect a Hunter novice who is looking to learn what they can about the jet. For the more informed, the images, profiles and cutaways will provide and invaluable reference for those familiar with the Hawker Hunter.



This volume is the second in a series of four in the Warplane series. The other volumes are:

  • 01- Martin Mariner

  • 02- Hawker Hunter

  • 03- Messerschmitt Bf 109G/K

  • 04- Brewster F2A Buffalo





Overall a very nice book that provides an overview of the Hawker Hunter. The images, colour profiles and cutaway drawings will make this an invaluable reference for Hawker Hunter enthusiasts

Thanks to Lanasta Publishing for the review sample.

Review Copyright 2013 by Phil Parsons
This Page Created on 29 January, 2013
Last updated 29 January, 2013

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