February 1948, the Air Ministry issued specification F4/48 for the
all weather day and night fighter.
Gloster's proposed design was delta winged GA-5. Its characteristic
design was benefitted with a high speed capability of swept wing and
a greater structural strength. A tail plane was added to improve the
manoeuvrability for attack and landing.
On 26 November 1951, the GA-5 made its first flight.
Including 7 prototypes, total 436 Javelins were produced and equipped
14 RAF fighter squadrons.
The kit comes with our standard precision white metal detail parts
plus a set of etched brass parts.
FireStreak missile fuselages are white metal and fins are etched brass.
The characteristic wing top vortex generators come as etched brass
parts. They are designed to be spiked into 0.5mm holes. Push-fit, no
Many modellers have won international competition prizes with the Javelin kits.
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