Osprey, 1st ed., 1987. 207 pp., numerous cold., + b&w photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 28 x 25cm. D.j., faded in places with faint remains of price label to front o/w V.G.+. No other organization in the world has come close to rivalling Hawker Aircraft's record for decades of continuous production of its own fighter aircraft. The Hunter was the ultimate Hawker fighter, produced before the company merged with other pioneering British organizations to become Hawker Siddeley Aviation, and later British Aerospace. This book achieves many things for the first time : the full story of the Hunter is told by a professional engineer from the Hawker project office ; the background to the Hunter's development is discussed in detail ; its service history is fully documented ; plans for its final development are revealed by the project engineer who was responsible for these proposals to Sir Sydney Camm, chief designer for Hawker Aircraft. Profusely illustrated including colour.