As the RAF's first purpose-built night and all-weather interceptor, the Javelin was a large aircraft who's thick delta wing prohibited supersonic flight. First flown in 1951, many variants were produced, the latter ones with afterburning engines. The type was withdrawn in 1968. This model represents an FAW.5 carrying the serial XA699. This aircraft is preserved at the Midland Air Museum, nr Coventry, UK, whose help with this project was much appreciated.