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Hawker Sea Hawk F1 (WF219) (tail section only)

Hawker Sea Hawk F1 (WF219) (tail section only)

Built by Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Ltd at Bagington

25/11/1953 - to Receipt and Dispatch Unit (RDU), Abbotsinch
18/01/1954 - to RAE Farnborough for radio trials
10/09/1954 - with 898 NAS until 05/10/1954 (TBC)
06/04/1955 - to RNAY Fleetlands for repairs and inspection
01/12/1955 - to RDU Abbotsinch
05/12/1955 - into preservation
12/06/1956 - out of preservation
02/08/1956 - to RNAS Lossiemouth ADI
04/09/1956 - to 738 NAS coded 635
25/10/1956 - back to RNAS Lossiemouth ADI
29/10/1956 - to RNAY Fleetlands for modifications and inspection
15/11/1956 - to Southern Air Division at RAF Benson coded 824
08/02/1957 - to Aircraft Holding Unit, Stretton
16/07/1957 - to RNAS Lee on Solent
09/08/1957 - to RNAS Bramcote for General Instruction Duties
09/09/1957 - allocated A2439
04/11/1958 - to RNAS Arbroath fitted with engine E4365 and still coded 824
25/09/1961 - downgraded to Class III, Ground Instructional Airframe
12/1969 - noted in storage with FAAM
06/1976 - rear fuselage noted with Cornwall Aero Park at Helston
22/10/1995 - left CAP Helston and taken to FAAM, parked on trailer overnight in car park
23/10/1995 - taken to FAAM store at Wroughton
30/11/1999 - to Cobham Hall store

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Role - Single seat fighter

Manufacturers - Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Ltd

Power plant - One Rolls Royce Nene Mk101 - 5,000lb thrust

Wingspan - 39ft

Length - 39ft 10.5ins

Height - 8ft 9ins

Weight - 13,220lbs normal all up

Max speed - 518mph

Range - 576 miles

Armament - Four 20mm guns under nose


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