The Javelin

Producer: Victor Vukosavljevic Duration: 19:00 minutes

At the end of WWII, the Allies were reeling from a battle with Germany and Japan, but they had to quickly retool for the Cold War. New advanced night fighters like the Javelin and Scorpion were desperately needed to keep Soviet nuclear bombers in check, but they were years away from flight. The Allies would turn to old warriors like the Mosquito and Black Widow to defend while aircraft manufacturers raced to build next generation of interceptors.

tags: javelin, raf, scorpion