Hawker Sea Hawk

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Hawker Sea Hawk
Hawker SEA HAWK Mk. 100
Hawker SEA HAWK Mk. 100
Type: Fighter bomber
Design country:

United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom

First flight:

September 2, 1947


March 1953

Number of pieces:


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.

Military users

Technical data Hawker Sea Hawk Mk. 100

Hawker Sea Hawk
Commissioning of the Sea Hawk at MFG 1 in Jagel in 1958
Seahawks in flight
Parameter Data
crew 1
length 12.09 m
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:

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.

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