Two-seat advanced jet and weapons trainer.
The British Aerospace Hawk, formerly Hawker-Siddley Aerospace, is the U.K's primary and advanced jet trainer. Conceived as a replacement for the Folland Gnat in the early 1970's, the Hawk was an instant success. Over 175 airframes have been supplied to the RAF and 18 other countries. McDonnell Douglas, in the U.S., produced a modified version of the Hawk for the U.S. Navy, as the T-45 'Goshawk'. India has a license to build 100 Hawk Mk.130 for the Indian Air Force.
Despite being a jet trainer, the Hawk has the ability to serve as a weapons trainer and light attack aircraft. The separating difference between the Hawk T.1 and Hawk T.1A is the ability to carry 1,500lbs of stores on the T.1A.
- Country of Origin: United Kingdom
- First Flight: 8/21/74
- Initial Service Date: 11/1/76
- No. Built: 89
- No. In Service: 89 (approx.)
- No. of Hardpoints: 3
- Crew: 2
Rolls-Royce Turbomeca Adour turbofan at 5,200 lbf
30mm. Aden cannon with 120 rounds, mounted in a center-line pod.
2 x AIM-9L Sidewinder AAM's
|Length:||38 ft. 11 in.|
|Wing Span:||30 ft. 10 in.|
|Height:||13 ft. 1 in.|
|Empty Weight:||8,010 lbs|
|Max. Weight:||18,390 lbs|
|Max. Ordnance Load:||1,500 lbs||
|Max. Speed:||658 mph|
|Service Ceiling:||50,000 ft.|
|Normal Range:||1,290 nm|
Australia (RAAF, Hawk 127, 33), Bahrain (RBAF, Hawk 129, 6), Canada (CAF, CT-155, 20), Finland (Ilmaviomat, Hawk 51/66, 75), India (IAF, Hawk 132, 66), Indonesia (TNI-AU, Hawk 53/109/209, 60), Kuwait (KAF, Hawk 64, 10), Malaysia (TUDM, Hawk 108/208, 28), Oman (RAFO, Hawk 103/203, 15), Saudi Arabia (RSAF, Hawk 65, 50), South Africa (SAAF, Hawk 120, 24), South Korea (RoKAF, Hawk 67, 16), United Arab Emirates (UAEAF, Hawk 61/63/102, 46), United Kingdom (RAF, RN, 176 of all variants), United States (USN/USMC, T-45, 207), Zimbabwe (AFZ, Hawk 60, 13).
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