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Hawker Sea Hawk. A photo. Characteristics.
Hawker Sea Hawk. A photo. Characteristics.

Hawker Sea Hawk. Photo. Characteristics.

United Kingdom

A type: Single-engine jet carrier-based fighter-bomber

Crew: One pilot

The first jet fighter designed by Sir Sydney Kamm, the plane "Sea Hawk» (Sea Hawk - Sea Hawk) had a normal appearance, but the unusual layout of the power plant, in which the output device is divided into two nozzles on each side of the fuselage at the trailing edge of the wing. By adopting such a scheme, Kamm has not only created one of the most good-looking jet fighters of the period, but also to make room for the accommodation of large fuselage fuel tank. While at first the aircraft under the designation R.1040 designed for the Royal Air Force, with the advent of the airplane, "Sea Hawk" Air Force decided to wait for the plane Hunter.

A modification of the first production aircraft F 1, differed folding wing of increased span and other equipment naval appointment was transferred to the Air Force fleet in March 1953 years. Orders for the aircraft amounted 151 instance, most of which was built by "Armstrong Whitworth." After delivery of the aircraft 95-F 1 production shifted to the first modification of the F 2 (40 airplanes) and then to modify the F 3 (116 aircraft) equipped with bomb racks. This was followed by new versions - 90 aircraft FGA 4 and 86 aircraft FGA 6, as set out in the Air Force fleet. Many early aircraft modifications FB 3 have been converted into a modification of FB 5, while the aircraft modification FGA 4 altered to modify FGA 6.

As part of the Air Force fleet, the aircraft "Sea Hawk" took part in the fighting during the Suez crisis, in 1956 year. 22 aircraft delivered to the Royal Netherlands Navy, 68 aircraft - the newly converted 74 German Navy and aircraft for the Indian Navy. Indian aircraft "Sea Hawk" were the last decommissioned in 1977 year.

Basic data


  • Length: 12,08 m
  • Wingspan: 11,89 m
  • Height: 2,79 m

The weight:

  • BLANK: 4410 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 7355 kg

Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 958 km / h
  • Flight range: 2253 km with a reserve of fuel in the tanks suspended

Power point: "Ning» (Nene) 103 of "Rolls-Royce"

Power: 24,05 kN thrust

Date of first flight:

  • 2 September 1947 years

The surviving airworthymodifications: "Sea Hawk» FG 6


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