Hawker Sea Hawk
|Hawker Sea Hawk|
Hawker SEA HAWK Mk. 100
September 2, 1947
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The Hawker Sea Hawk Mk. 100 was a single beam fighter aircraft of the time of the Cold War, from British production. The aircraft was planned by Hawker Siddeley as early as 1944 and was the manufacturer's first jet fighter .
After many changes, the model went into series production from 1950 and was also used by the Fleet Air Arm on aircraft carriers of the Royal Navy . From 1958 onwards, 68 machines were procured for the West German Federal Navy as interceptors , fighter-bombers and reconnaissance aircraft . As early as 1965, the German Sea Hawks were replaced by the F-104G Starfighter . During this time, ten pilots had fatal accidents, and eight more survived serious aircraft accidents. After being taken out of service by the German Navy, 28 Sea Hawks went to India, where they continued to be flown into the early 1980s.
Technical data Hawker Sea Hawk Mk. 100
|span||11.89 m / folded 4.04 m|
|height||2.95 m / folded 5.39 m|
|Total mass||7327 kg|
|drive||1 Rolls-Royce Nene 103 turbine engine with 23.59 kN thrust|
|Top speed||964 km / h|
|Service ceiling||13,564 m|
|Normal range||772 km|
|Armament||four 20 mm cannons with 200 rounds each, bombs or missiles as an external load|
There are five Sea Hawk machines in Germany that are open to the public:
- in the Air Force Museum in Berlin-Gatow,
- in the International Aircraft Museum in Villingen-Schwenningen ,
- in the Hermeskeil flight exhibition near Trier ,
- as well as in the Aeronauticum in Nordholz .
The Sea Hawk, which was exhibited in front of the main gate of the Naval Aviation Wing 2 site in Eggebek , is today in Nordholz, in front of the entrance to the air base there, as MFG 2 has been out of service since August 2005 and the air base on January 1, 2006 was abandoned in Eggebek.