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Hawker Hunter T8M

XL580/723/VL - Hawker Hunter T8M Built to contract - 12626/CB9(c) ~ First T8 aircraft built for Royal Navy

30/05/1958 - first flew - pilot - David Lockspeiser
30/07/1958 - delivered
?/?/? - with 764NAS
06/1962 - to Flag Officer Sea Training
1966 – noted with 759NAS as 812/BY
1970 - to FRADU
19/02/1976 - out to RNAY Belfast
01/09/1976 - returned to FRADU from RNAY Belfast
07/09/1976 - FRADU code '874' applied
04/05/1977 - flown out to RAF Kemble
06/1980 - to BAe Brough for conversion to T8M
07/08/1981 - to 899NAS at RNAS Yeovilton and coded '717/VL'
?/?/? - recoded '719/VL
22/04/1988 - returned from respray at Hurn in low-viz scheme and recoded '723/VL'
21/11/1994 - withdrawn from auction by MOD and placed on loan to FAAM, stored outside on airfield and in various hangars as space allowed
08/05/2000 – to Hall 4 and onto display

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Role - Two seat trainer for Blue Fox radar as fitted to Sea Harrier FRS1

Manufacturers - Hawker Aircraft Ltd

Power Plant - One Rolls Royce Avon Mk122 7,550lbs thrust

Wingspan - 33ft 8ins

Length - 48ft 10.5ins

Height - 13ft 2ins

Weight - 17,200lbs loaded Max speed - Mach 0.92 at 36,000ft

Armament - Nil as T8M

 


Other exhibits in this hall

  • BAC Concorde BAC Concorde
  • Hawker P1127 Hawker P1127
  • Bristol Scout D Bristol Scout D
  • de Havilland Vampire T22 de Havilland Vampire T22
  • Westland Wyvern TF1 Westland Wyvern TF1
  • Handley Page HP115 Handley Page HP115
  • British Aircraft Corporation 221 British Aircraft Corporation 221
  • Sea Harrier FRS.1 (XZ493) Sea Harrier FRS.1 (XZ493)

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