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Hawker Hunter


Hawker Hunter T7 41H/670792 G-FFOX/WV318 deploying brake chute at Kemble Air Show 2009

Hawker Hunter T7 41H/670792 G-FFOX/WV318 at Kemble Air Show 2009. Photo by Bob Franklin


The Hunter entered service with the RAF (Royal Air Force) in July 1954. A total of 1,972 Hunters were produced. The aircraft was used throughout the world with no less than 18 air forces using the type. Probably the most famous event in the history of the Hunter was when No. 111 Squadron (The Black Arrows) looped 24 aircraft in formation.

Examples of the Hunter still exist in large numbers, both as museum exhibits and flying aircraft, which can often be seen at air shows and air displays throughout the country.


Hawker Hunter F.58 J-4091 racing a Lamborghini at Bruntingthorpe Taxi Event 2009

Hawker Hunter at Kemble Air Show 2009

Hawker Hunter F58A G-PSST Miss Demeanour at The Duxford Air Show 2009

Hawker Hunters. Images courtesy of Ian Bracegirdle and Bob Franklin