Previously registered G-KOOL the registration was cancelled with the aircraft permanently withdrawn from use in January 2012. It is in taxyable condition at the Yorkshire Air Museum and looks superb. It was built in 1948
The Javelin was a T tail delta wing all weather interceptor and fighter that first flew in 1951 and a total of 436 were built. Early flight testing was beset with problems and the type did not enter service until 1956 and most were short lived in service. This example is seen at the Yorkshire Air Museum.
This stunning exhibit at the Yorkshire Air Museum is a night-fighter version of this classic WWII all wooden aircraft (note the aerials on the nose) It is actually a composite of several aircraft but seems to be in excellent condition and the engines were being serviced on my visit. The aircraft was moved to Doncaster in 2017
This, the star attraction of the Yorkshire Air Museum is actually a composite reconstruction, though superb looking. The fuselage is of Halifax HR792 which crashed on the Ise of Lewis in 1945 and which was used as a chicken shed and the wings were from a Handley Page Hastings TG536