British Aerospace Hawk T1

Hawk preview gallery - click on the pictures to view

In the mid 1960's the RAF was using Gnat and Hunter T7 as advanced jet training aircraft but was keenly aware that these needed replacement. The two-seat Jaguar was examined but found to be unsuitable. Hawker Siddeley then designed a direct Gnat replacement.  The Hawk became unique with it's twin seats in tandem, stepped vertically give the instructor in the rear seat superb forward views.   The first Hawk T1  flew in August 1974 and entered RAF service in April 1976 in the advanced jet trainer and weapons training roles. The world famous  'Red Arrows' aerobatic team adopted the type in 1980 and still fly her today.

Avsim review of the Hawk can be seen here