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Hawker Sea Hawk

WV856/163 - Hawker Seahawk FGA6. Built as a FGA4 with Nene 101 engine at Bagington

02/12/1954 - to AWA at Bitteswell
15/12/1954 - to RNAY Belfast
29/01/1955 - to RDU Stretton
06/04/1955 - to 806NAS coded '166'
12/04/1955 - with 806NAS onboard HMS Centaur
29/10/1955 - to AHU Anthorn
13/06/1956 - to AHU Abbotsinch for mods (arrived 15/6/56)
31/07/1956 - to 898NAS at RNAS Brawdy and coded '475'
27/02/1957 - to RNAY Fleetlands for FGA6 conversion (fitted with Nene 103 engine)
01/11/1957 - acceptance date
21/04/1958 - to 806NAS at RNAS Lossiemouth and coded '182'
04/09/1959 - to RNAY Fleetlands for mods
15/10/1959 - to RDU Abbotsinch (arrived 22/10/59)
11/05/1960 - to AHU RNAS Brawdy call sign R/T704 for STS
17/05/1960 - issued to 801NAS at RNAS Brawdy
26/07/1960 - to RNAY Fleetlands for UHF conversion (arrived 2/8/60)
11/01/1961 - to RNAY Belfast for UHF/VHF conversion
09/01/1962 - 781NAS at RNAS Lee on Solent, green and white scheme with call sign NAV897
07/1963 - call sign NAVAIR 928
30/09/1966 - loaned to RAE Farnborough
21/11/1966 - returned to 781NAS
03/07/1967 - retired to FAAM

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Role - Single seat fighter and ground attack bomber

Manufacturers - Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Ltd

Power Plant - One Rolls Royce Nene 103 with 5,200lb thrust

Wingspan - 39ft

Length - 39ft 10ins

Height - 8ft 9ins

Weight - 13,200lbs clean

Max Speed - 518mph as fighter bomber at sea level

Range - 288 miles

Armament - Four 20mm guns under nose, provision for 10 rocket projectiles and two 500lb bombs below wings


Other exhibits in this hall

  • de Havilland Sea Vampire de Havilland Sea Vampire
  • Vickers Supermarine Scimitar F1 Vickers Supermarine Scimitar F1
  • Blackburn Buccaneer S1 Blackburn Buccaneer S1
  • Westland Wessex HU5 Westland Wessex HU5
  • McDonnell Phantom FG1 McDonnell Phantom FG1
  • Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S2B Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S2B
  • de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW2 de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW2
  • Vickers Supermarine Attacker F1 Vickers Supermarine Attacker F1
  • Fairey Gannet COD4 (XA466) Fairey Gannet COD4 (XA466)

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