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BAE Systems Hawk


BAE Systems Hawk

BAE Systems Hawk. Photo by Bob Franklin


The Hawk first flew in 1974 and has been sold to 18 customers around the world. It is still in production with over 900 aircraft being built. The Hawk was a new twin-seat fast jet training aircraft designed to replace the Folland Gnat. The Hawk is in service with the RAF at the moment with 19 R and 208 R Squadrons at RAF Valley in Wales, 100 Squadron at RAF Leeming, Yorkshire and probably the most famous operator The Red Arrows at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire.


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British Aerospace Hawk T1A 101/312101 XX265/CK at Biggin Hill International Air Fair 2008

BAE Systems Hawk XX245 at The Duxford Air Show 2009

BAE Systems Hawk at Duxford Autumn Air Show 2009

Red Arrows Hawk at Jersey International Air Display 2010

The Royal Saudi Air Force (Arabic - القوات الجوية الملكية السعودية‎, al-quwwāt al-ğawwiyyah al-malakiyyah as-suʿūdiyyah) - British Aerospace Hawks at Fairford Air Show (Royal International Air Tattoo) 2011

BAE Systems Hawks. Images courtesy of Bob Franklin, Ian Bracegirdle and Ross Cannon