Crowood Aviation Series, Crowood Press, Marlborough, 1st ed., 1998. 160 pp., frontis., numerous photo-ills. D.j., 28 x 22cm. FINE +. First flown on 20 July 1951, the Hawker Hunter went on to break the World Speed Record and serve with the RAF, the Royal Navy and many other air forces the world over. Despite being a late 1940’s design it remained in front-line service with the Swiss Air Force until 1995 and can still be seen engaged in flying trials and being flown by a select few private pilots who appreciate the classic handling of this true thoroughbred. This book tells the full story of this remarkable aeroplane and is illustrated with over 200 rare photographs.