Hawker Sea Hawk




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attack
one
RR Nene 103 turbojet
5,200 lbs.
39 ft. 8 in.
39 ft.
9,280 lbs.
16,150 lbs.
4 - 20 mm
2,000 lbs.
590 mph
6,000 fpm
44,000 feet
750 miles
9/2/47
1953



Hawker Sea Hawk
Hawker Sea Hawk

The Hawker Sea Hawk, the first British Royal Navy jet aircraft, first flew in 1947. The first aircraft squadron was deployed in 1953. They remained in service with Great Britain until 1969 and with other countries until 1985.

Although the Sea Hawk had a single jet engine, the engine air intakes, located in the wing leading edges, and its exhausts were split in two. Its tricycle landing gear facilitated carrier operations by giving pilots a better view during their landing approach than could be accomplished by tail dragger aircraft.

As jet aircraft development progressed, the Hawker Sea Hawk was used primarily in the attack role. It had the ability to carry up to 2,000 lbs. of ordnance, considerable for an early single engine jet. However, the aircraft did not have the performance of the most modern jet fighters. Eventually the Sea Hawk served as a ground attack aircraft in the 1956 Suez Crisis.

In addition to Great Britain, Australia, Canada, India, the Netherlands, and West Germany also employed the Hawker Sea Hawk. Aircraft from India saw action against Pakistan in 1971.

A total of 542 Hawker Sea Hawk aircraft of all types were produced.

 

RC Hawker Sea Hawk

RC Hawker Sea Hawk

The RC Hawker Sea Hawk from Chris Golds plans wingspan is 60 1/2 in. and length is 61 in.. Recommendced power is a SMF 4700 brushless motor turning a WeMoTec Mini fan unit. All up weight is around 4 1/2 lbs.




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