Hobby Master HU1002 – 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|
- 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, FRADU – Hobby Master HU1002
Hobby Master HU1002 diecast model replicates in 1/48 scale the BAe Hawk T.1, serial number XX301 of the Fleet Requirements and Air Direction Unit (FRADU) stationed at RNAS Yeovilton, 2009.
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, 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 serves 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. Ordinance carried includes air to air missiles rocket pods and conventional bombs. The two inner-most hardpoints have plumbing for drop tanks.
The Fleet Requirements and Air Direction Unit (FRADU), operated by private contractors, is under the control of the Royal Navy. Tasked to provide simulated ship attacks, airborne early warning exercises, fighter controller and helicopter fighter affiliation training. The unit formed at RNAS Yeovilton on December 1st 1972, with the merger of the Fleet Requirements Unit (FRU) and the Air Direction Training Unit (ADTU). During December 1995 the unit moved to RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall, equipped with 14 Hawks, two stationed at RNAS Yeovilton. The unit disbanded in June 2013; its role was taken over by No.736 Naval Air Squadron (736NAS).