Hobby Master HU1001 – 1/48 Scale BAe Hawk T.1 Diecast Model
|Length||17.3 cm||6.81 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||13.8 cm||5.43 in||Approx|
Model features include:
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Canopy displayable open or closed
- Removable pilot and crew figurines included
- Optional payload
- Display stand included.
1/48 Scale BAe Hawk T.1, RAF – Hobby Master HU1001
Hobby Master HU1001 diecast model replicates in 1/48 scale the BAe Hawk T.1, serial number XX289 of No.100 Squadron Royal Air Force (RAF), circa 2007.
BAE Systems Hawk
The BAE Systems Hawk is a British two-seat, single-engine, jet-powered advanced trainer and low-cost combat aircraft. Designed and initially produced by Hawker Siddeley and later, successor companies, British Aerospace and BAE Systems. It first flew on August 21, 1974, entering service in April 1976 with the RAF, replacing the Folland Gnat and Hawker Hunter. The Hawk is in service with several countries and manufactured under license in India. The T-45 Goshawk is a carrier-capable trainer developed from the Hawk 60 for the United States Navy.
The fuselage is a semi-monocoque, tandem cockpit structure with a low mounted cantilever swept-back wing. Located at the rear of the vertical tail fin is the all-moving anhedral horizontal tailplanes. The retractable undercarriage is a nosewheel type with the two main units attached to the wings retracting inwards; the nose unit retracted forwards.
The aircraft uses a single Rolls-Royce Turbomeca Adour low-bypass turbofan engine, giving a maximum speed of 1,028 km/h (638 mph), range of 2,520 km (1,565 mi) and a service ceiling of 13,565 m (44,500 ft).
Armament consisted of one 30 mm ADEN cannon, in centreline pod and seven hardpoints able to carry up to 3,085 kg (6,800 lb) of payload. One on each wingtip, two under each wing and one under-fuselage on centre-line. The ordinance includes air to air missiles rocket pods and conventional bombs. The two inner-most hardpoints have plumbing for drop tanks.
No.100 Squadron RAF
No. 100 Squadron is an “aggressor” air combat training unit of the RAF, based at RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire, UK, and operates the British Aerospace Hawk T.1.Established on February 23, 1917, the squadron served on the Western Front during WWI, Irish War of Independence, interwar and Europe during WWII. The squadron transitioned to the Hawk during 1991.