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Cold War British Interceptors


Military Aviation | United Kingdom

Like other Western powers of the Cold War period, Britain was forced to invest in various interceptor designs to maintain regional stability.

There are a total of [ 37 ] Cold War British Interceptors entries in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator. This listing also includes prototype, conceptual and experimental types.




1/37
National flag icon
1958
Picture of the Armstrong Whitworth AW.169
Armstrong Whitworth AW.169
High-Altitude Mach 2 Interceptor Proposal
2/37
National flag icon
1958
Picture of the Avro 739
Avro 739
Supersonic Strike / Reconnaissance Aircraft Proposal
3/37
National flag icon
1980
Picture of the BAe Kingston P.1214 (X-Wing Fighter)
BAe Kingston P.1214 (X-Wing Fighter)
Fighter-Interceptor Concept
4/37
National flag icon
1940
Picture of the Bristol Beaufighter
Bristol Beaufighter
Twin-Engine Heavy Fighter / Night-Fighter Aircraft
5/37
National flag icon
1937
Picture of the Bristol Blenheim
Bristol Blenheim
Light-Medium Bomber / Heavy Fighter / Night Fighter
6/37
National flag icon
1950
Picture of the Canadair CL-13 Sabre
Canadair CL-13 Sabre
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Jet-Powered Fighter Aircraft
7/37
National flag icon
1946
Picture of the de Havilland DH.100 Vampire
de Havilland DH.100 Vampire
Single-Seat Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
8/37
National flag icon
1959
Picture of the de Havilland DH.110 Sea Vixen
de Havilland DH.110 Sea Vixen
Carrier-Based, All-Weather Interceptor
9/37
National flag icon
1958
Picture of the de Havilland DH.117
de Havilland DH.117
Mach 2 High-Altitude Interceptor Proposal
10/37
National flag icon
1942
Picture of the de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
Multirole Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
11/37
National flag icon
1960
Picture of the English Electric / BAC Lightning
English Electric / BAC Lightning
Single-Seat Supersonic Interceptor Aircraft
12/37
National flag icon
1955
Picture of the Fairey E.R.103 (F.155T)
Fairey E.R.103 (F.155T)
Mach 2 High-Altitude Interceptor Proposal
13/37
National flag icon
1951
Picture of the Gloster P.234
Gloster P.234
Jet-Powered Day Fighter / Interceptor
14/37
National flag icon
1943
Picture of the Grumman F6F Hellcat
Grumman F6F Hellcat
Carrierborne Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
15/37
National flag icon
1956
Picture of the Hawker Hunter
Hawker Hunter
Single-Seat Jet-Powered Daytime Interceptor / Strike Fighter Aircraft
16/37
National flag icon
1946
Picture of the Hawker P.1048
Hawker P.1048
Interceptor Fighter Proposal
17/37
National flag icon
1951
Picture of the Hawker P.1054 (F.43/46 / OR.228)
Hawker P.1054 (F.43/46 / OR.228)
Jet-Powered Day Fighter / Interceptor Proposal
18/37
National flag icon
1957
Picture of the Hawker P.1103
Hawker P.1103
Twin-Seat, Single-Engine Interceptor Proposal
19/37
National flag icon
1956
Picture of the Hawker P.1121 (OR.329 / OR.339)
Hawker P.1121 (OR.329 / OR.339)
Air Superiority / Strike Fighter Prototype
20/37
National flag icon
1945
Picture of the Hawker Sea Fury / Fury
Hawker Sea Fury / Fury
Carrierbased Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
21/37
National flag icon
1976
Picture of the Hawker Siddeley HS.1200
Hawker Siddeley HS.1200
4th Generation Fighter Design Study
22/37
National flag icon
1976
Picture of the Hawker Siddeley HS.1201
Hawker Siddeley HS.1201
Lightweight Fighter Design Study
23/37
National flag icon
1976
Picture of the Hawker Siddeley HS.1205
Hawker Siddeley HS.1205
STOVL Fighter Aircraft Design Study
24/37
National flag icon
1960
Picture of the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Multirole / Carrierbased Fighter / Strike Fighter Aircraft
25/37
National flag icon
1942
Picture of the North American P-51 Mustang
North American P-51 Mustang
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
26/37
National flag icon
1985
Picture of the Panavia Tornado ADV (Air Defense Variant)
Panavia Tornado ADV (Air Defense Variant)
Air Defense Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
27/37
National flag icon
1951
Picture of the Saunders-Roe P.148
Saunders-Roe P.148
Single-Engine Naval Jet Fighter Proposal
28/37
National flag icon
1952
Picture of the Saunders-Roe P.154
Saunders-Roe P.154
Single-Seat, Rocket-Powered Interceptor Proposal
29/37
National flag icon
1955
Picture of the Saunders-Roe P.187
Saunders-Roe P.187
High-Speed Interceptor Proposal
30/37
National flag icon
1957
Picture of the Saunders-Roe SR.53
Saunders-Roe SR.53
Prototype Rocket-Powered Interceptor Aircraft
31/37
National flag icon
1947
Picture of the Saunders-Roe SR.A-1
Saunders-Roe SR.A-1
Experimental Flying Boat Fighter
32/37
National flag icon
1955
Picture of the Supermarine (Vickers) Type 559
Supermarine (Vickers) Type 559
High-Speed, High-Altitude Interceptor Proposal
33/37
National flag icon
1957
Picture of the Supermarine Scimitar
Supermarine Scimitar
Carrierbased Strike-Fighter
34/37
National flag icon
1938
Picture of the Supermarine Spitfire
Supermarine Spitfire
Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
35/37
National flag icon
1954
Picture of the Supermarine Swift
Supermarine Swift
Interceptor / Low-Level Reconnaissance Aircraft
36/37
National flag icon
1950
Picture of the Supermarine Type 505
Supermarine Type 505
Carrierborne Day Fighter Proposal
37/37
National flag icon
1942
Picture of the Vought F4U Corsair
Vought F4U Corsair
Carrier-Based Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Night Fighter
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