I'd describe it as a missile-delivery system, rather than a fight of any serious note.I deleted my post as I saw this later
“Pilots were generally fond of the Javelin, since it was sturdy and reliable, with a roomy cockpit, good field of view for the aircrew, and generally pleasant handling. Engine-out handing was regarded as benign, and it was one of the first RAF aircraft that could break Mach 1, if only in a dive. However, even in maturity -- with the all-moving tailplane, control-surface stabilization systems, and stall-warning system -- it couldn't be thrown around in any serious fashion”
At this distance in time, it's remarkable to consider the performance limitations of some of the aircraft we accepted into service. More than a few of the early jets had some serious issues in terms of dynamics. Compare and contrast with the pretty much care-free handling of such as the Typhoon.
It shows where we've got to.