Designed to replace BAC-167 "Strikemaster". First flew in 1974.
| ENGINE||1 x Rolls-Royce "Adour" Mk.151, 23.8kN|
| Take-off weight||5443 kg||12000 lb|
| Empty weight||3379 kg||7449 lb|
| Wingspan||9.4 m||31 ft 10 in|
| Length||11.8 m||39 ft 9 in|
| Height||4.1 m||13 ft 5 in|
| Wing area||16.7 m2||179.76 sq ft|
| Max. speed||956 km/h||594 mph|
| Ceiling||12000 m||39350 ft|
| Range w/max.fuel||2780 km||1727 miles|
| ARMAMENT||1 x 30mm cannon|
It speaks volumes of the Hawks efficacy that the US chose it to train its Naval Aviators over a home grown product. Very few items of foreign military hardware ever get used by them, even when they are of superior quality.
|Dave DiMarchi, 16.08.2008|
I flew the company demonstrator Hawk in '89. A very nice advanced trainer, albeit with a few ergonomic quirks. Much preferred over the USN's T-45 Goshawk version - 10% heavier (beefed up for carrier ops), with 10% less power....do the math.
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?