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Hawker Sea Hawk


tlr2, F8.3, 5, fGA.4, 6, 50, 100, rGA/RR.l01
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
The publishers gratefully acknowledge the co-operation of:
Chris Charland, Ray Deacon,Jagan PVS. Mohan - Bharat Rakshak, Erlc Quenardel, ErwinJ.W. Stam
A word of thanks is also extended to:
/ 1.;i Keith Dexter, Stan Dudek, Lee Howard, E.G. Hayward, Roger T. Jackson, Dianne James & Midland Air Museum
,t-'--: staff, Mick Jennings, Leo Julien, S.C.P Kreuger, Philippe Mesureux, Nadezda Niktova-Thiel, Bruce Robertson,
Andy Robinson & IWM Duxford Conservation Department staff , Mark Russell, Scotland Museum ol Ftight staff ,

Jerry R. Shore, Bob Turner, SiegfriedWache, SimonWatson, RayWilliams, BrianWood and


Daniel Dryden - British Academy Aracena.
The appropriately credited photographs are used with the permission of The Trustees of the Imperial War
Museum, London.

CONTRIBUTORS AND SOURCES


Hawker Sea Hawk Ray Deacon, Philippe Mesureux, Nadezda Niklova-Thiel. Eric Quenardel, Bruce Robertson, Miiosz Rusiecki.
rt,2,n3,5 rca 1,6,50 I00,rGA/nn lot
ErwinJ.\M Stam, SUN via Stan Dudek, N.F.l,. Terlouw - Airview, Bob Turner, SiegfriedWache - AGL.

FAA MuseumYeovilton, FAA Museum Records and Research Centre, IWM Duxford, IWM - Department of Photo
graphs, Aircraft Museum - Southend Airport, Flambards Village Theme Park - Cornwall Aero Park Helston,
Internationales Luftfahrtmuseum Manfried Pflumm - Villingen-Schwenningen, Midland Air Museum, Militaire
Luchtvaart Museum Soesterberg, Newark Air Museum, RAF Museum Hendon, Scotland Museum of Flight - Easl
Fortune, The A,J. Jackson Collection, Itl'IM Archives Prague, RCAF Winter Experimental Establishment Flight
files. MARK I archive

Front cover photo:


With its wings folded in butterfly
fashion a Sea Hawk FGA Mk.6,
WV908/ 188-A(ex-'64 1 -LM'), sits on
an apron at RNASYeovilton. In 1982 it
joined the Royal Nayy Historic Flight
and afler restoration it displayed
No.806 Sguadron colours with
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An ex-FAA Sea Hawk FGA Mk.6,IN184, of the .,- New titles in other Wings Lines are currer.tly being prepared. This time we ha-
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It still retains the overall black livery of ny previously unpublished materials.
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Ltd., which flew the aircraft under tts
original Royal Navy identity XE394.
The photo was taken at RAF Sharjah,
Sharjah Emirate, in 1963.
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Eowker Seq 8qwk, historie a popis verz Aibion, Ceutour, Bulwok o Ark Royol Pozddji, v mce 1955, obdr7elo n6herd letouny FB l&.3 tuH zL:u-
!ebn{?00. prulse zriklcdnou ve Fordu Bq }etouny MF280 o WF294)byV uprweny k usen{ pmlizemi
Kcnstrukldii liroy Howker Ainrolt Ltd. se zodali zabivot projekty norych proudovych lelouuri qzlroje no dcl{th zdvEsulth nktech {t\rR 227 Ig pu:ny nebo dvacet nei{zenlrh rabt nile 76 r:n). Toto
prokticky soulasnE se vzliken poulitelnfch proudovych n:otoru. Tim byl no kooci iijno i944 dpmw se v p):rd niie uplft:1o u nrisledujic{u:rtnty Seo Howku, FEA lv1l4. Ddli sb-oje veze Mk3 byly
bezesporu notor Fl.4l Nene iirroy Rolls-Royce. V t6 dobE byl q,voj ve iinal Hqwler zsrnEiEn pauJffiy pm zloGky rudiovybcwni q i{zenf 0 letoun WlyE14
zejndno no stroje Tenpest o Seo Fury, piilenJ vyroba prmfho z nich jii v tovrirn{ch hsldch
\l
zkoGen i:lo ndrroini pruzku:nnf
s vpird snfnkulcfuri lotopffsiml unistinp:i v upmwnych podldrdelnich nddrltcb-
bdlelo no pln6 obnitky. I pies tuto rytiZenost wnikl projekl P.I035 zcloienii no stihqcin letoutru Strhscf blxkrdmci Seo llswk Mk.{ no}:J n6sl podvdlenou puowu r.12bmj no diymh podlaidel
FGA
Fury (dle specilikociF.2/43) s proudov{m motorem zobudovonfm v trupu zo piloien. Ndwh byl nich zdl'Esui:i:b, nerizen6 mkeiy cl no dseti zdvlmicich nebo kombinqci obou moinosii VdBi hmohost
v prosinci 1944 drile uproven tak, Ze vslupy vzduchu k atotoru byly piemistEny z pHdE letounu podl{sul r4zbrlp ndla - pfi zochruini stejndh rootoru negotivof vllv no vykony letouu Cqs no dqEi
ke koienim kifdel o ddlend rystupni trysky vyrislovoly po stroncich zs odtokovou hronou kiidls. dpmry vlck nebyl, pmlole s6dwd vtrobq jii pmbfl:olo o prvni lelouy FlA.4 se doshly do wduchu v
V t6to podobd byl prcjekt {innefho !6{konsirukt6ro S. Conno pieznodeny no P.1040 nobfdnut v srpnu 1954. Cellovd bylo vymbeno 97 stojri. Pnnimi operolnirni jednotlcmi, k.ter{ obd:7e! Ietomy F!A.4
riroru 1945 Mhistry oi Aircroll Production (Mbistentvo leleck6 ryroby - MAP). Ve stejni dobd no konci tdtroi rcku, s sto! 802. o 804. peru( zctimco doEich sedm peruti obdrZelo nwd strle v prubdhu
uvqiovolo Adroirulitu o nrihrudd plstolych Ielounu Seo Fury o o budoucim ndsiupci prcudovdho ntisiedujicfto rcku o posledli,895. peru! v duluu i956.
leiounu Attocker. Ukonleni vrilky viok vedlo ke zruleni celd iudy projekti vdebl P.i040. Krri- Seo llawt< FB W.5 byla hnwrze z F8.3, kteni lznikla pouiiluavykomE$fto moloru Nene FN.6 (Mk.]03).
Iovsk6 Ielectvc (F.AF) jil vyuiivolo proudov6 Meteory o Vonpiry, u herych existovaly piedpokla- V3rcbny stoie FB.s lznfkly ripruwu letounir FB.3 o v pru!{hu rcku 1955 jich byio tokto upruveno piillilnd
dy dolifho ryvop, o o novfch typech zotilr neuvqZovolo. Projekt P.10,10 byl proto pieprccovdn nc podesdt Po phsluvbd pohudmly letounyw slulbE u wph dosowdnich
iednohk.
letoun se liporyni kiidly o roketov{ra pohonem (P.1047), old nakcnec se objevilv roce 1948 joko Letou:ry Seo Hqvrk FGA l&,6 \ly stloie obdobn6 upruwn6 zabudrvrinun notoru Nene I,!r103 do droku
zku3ebni stroj bez rqketovdbo notoru pod oznolenim P.1052. Pietrvdvollcf ztijen Royol Ncvy FGA4. Glken bylo nodilikovdr:o ssi 30 letorui:" Nq zoddtku mku 1955 obiednolo MAP 95 nwlrb ]etounri
(Krdlovsk6 nrimoinictvo) vedl v lednu 1946 k objedndvce upiesndnd o llyii mdsfce pozddli speclli- wze FEA.6, ze kte4rh \io dokondeno ve skubfnosti pouze 87 L1Eri. Prv::i jednotkou, kbni p obdrielo v
koci N.7/46. 0bpdndvko zohrnovolq dosqvodni soukrouid vyvijeny stroj, jeden zkuiebnf Ietoun o Ie:mu 1955, fulc 800. pru( zatinco posledni,806. peru( ji:ni bylo rybartno al o di roky pozdEli. Sb jnd
dvo novolizovond pmlotypy. Jednolo se o celokovovou konslrukci s pohonnou jednotkou urnfstd- i:ko piedchozirtrze byly i Ff,A.6 doddly k drulnliniflr"/rr: jednotkin rtehr6 rywiko# 700. peruii.
nou ve stiedu irupu doutn{kov6ho lvoru o s pilotni kobinou unistdnou v piidi, pjit piekryt zo- Bdhen Suezsld krize v iisiopodu 1956 se Seo HowloT $ostrily bojri v nimci operoce ,,Muslateer" Stnje
bezpelovol dobry rybled do viech stmn. Koncepce d6lenych vstupri vzduchu k motoru 0 lystup- operorrly z polub lodi Hl4S Albion (800. perul s letouny F[A.6, 802. s FB.3 o 810. s FGA4 s 6), Hlvls
nlch trysek v koienech kiidlo unoliovolq pouiiti tenkCho kridlo s konstqntn{n pon:drem tloGl- Bulwork (804. s letounyFGA6,895. s FB.3 o 897. s F!A.4 o 6)q HI'IS Eogle (899. peruts FGAB). Utotily
ky k hloubce (S,5%). Konveuilf ocosnl plochy nlly stobilizdtor c vy!kov6 kon:idlo umist!ny tok, no egypEld letiltl o poslrglo'roly leteckou podpru pzeurnua jednotkdn
oby byly nino dosoh proudu spclin z vytokovych trysek. Podvozek pifdoviho typu se zutohovol
do piedni idsti trupu respektive do cenlropldnu.
Velkou pullicitu si ziskaly obobolicld tyrny puifvoji,:i letouny Seo Hcwk, z nichi prvni $ ushven u
804. peruti v nce 1954 c pozdEp obnoven u 738. peruti Skupino ,,fud DwiJs" vyshrpvnlo Hhero leteck6
Pmi lehscbopn! protolyp byl q'rcben v noteisk6 tovrimE v Kingstonu, konednd monldi se ukutel- vlElEVy SBAC (Sdruienf bribklrh leteckych konstruki6ru) w Fombonugh v roce lg57 o toto tndice byio
nilo no konci l6to IS47 v Lcngley. PojiidEci zkoG\ pmvedl zkuiebni pilol W. Hurble no piiJehldn
l4rZordnc ol do pofrid*u 60. I€1, kdy byly Seo Howky nahmzwdny ve vyzbrcji nw{lai Scimitury o Seo
trowstdn leti!ti, kterd vlck bylo prc zkou!L"7 prcudovych Ietodel bzy shleddno nevhodnfrn. Prolo byl Vixny. Posledn{ prvgliniwd perulqrhdilc letouny FGA.6 v prosinci 1960, zoiurroi8l. spojorrii perul
prcto1p P.l0,l0 pievezen do A&AEE (Leleclry o zbmioq, zkulebni risiqv) v Bosconbe Down, kde puintlo jeden stoj 8E390) st do kvdho 1967.
popru6 vzldti 2. zdii. Dslll letovd zkoullry pokruiovaly v ME (Knilovsky leteclry ristov) ve Fornbo- V zdii 1959 vyttnala indicki vkido ndkup letouni Ses Hwk pro rryzbrcjeni mho ndr:oinfro leteclrq
rcugh. Letoun byl pohdn6n notcrem Nene I o tqhu 20,02 kN o nerodl pietlokovou kobinu ani rrptielo- (lNA). 0d denmo ndsledujirto mku vylrrciilo g letouni (wze FB.3 o F!A.6) zdklad 300. peruti trdickeh
vscl sedodlo. Nebyl je!tE rybcven skldp6ciroi kiidly, bndicini klopkoni, prisirivociro hdkem c nenesl ndnoinichn ,,While Trgen" o v letech 1960-61 fulo doddn: dcEich 14 sb-oju FlA6. Potd nrisledou:lo dclh
0!i iddlou vtzbrcj. Podvozek byl opotien pneumstic{ni brzdomi. Bdhern prurfch letu se projevily doddvLs 2 hsri aenwownlrh letouu FGA4/!. Pieilolenf o vyrvik prcbfiroly u 551. peruti v hhImu,
nimd vllme, kter{ byly odshandny zmdnou poneli u qrstupnfch otvoru z obd6h&or.ych n0 toj{- doJlf letoltlV olerovolV z pclu\ |edbd indicke letsdtov6 lodi INS Vikunt. Sea Hcwlry se oktivnE uioshrily
beln&ovd o zcbudovdnim oerodynanick6ho vieiene v nistE slyku SOP a VOP. I kdld byl P.l0{0 oproce ,,Viiry" v prosinci 1961 o ohu indickepckistinslrl'ch konfljktri v zriii 1965 c v prosinci 1971. Posled-
urten piedeviin prc vlzkum, z(lastnil se v ldti mku 1949 zrivod,i Notionol Air Rsces v ELadonu ni indick6 Seo Howiry by[ vytuzeny na Ionci roku ]983.
Vybaven noqm rootonlo Netre II o ststick6n tqhu 22,24 kN, ziskol tii ocendni V zdil byl vnicen zp6t Sec llqwk FGA Mk.50 byl pnrd verzi urtenou pro arprt, objednonou v roce lg56 uizozerisklu ndooi-
ryrcbci, kde byl zobudovdn mkelor4i mctor Sncrler li:r::y Anrstmng Siddeley. Dvo navolizovond nichrn: (lvlorhe Luchtr,lqt Dienst). 22 letoun[ obdobnirh vezi F!A.6 d]y dodday nezi dewencen Ig57
prctotl?y se ke zkoGkdn piipojiiy v srpnu lg48 o iijnu I949. Obo pobdndly rootory Nene Il o letouny o ledneur 1958; rzorwd instulcce rrybmni fulo provedeuo no letounu FGA Mk.6 (XB6g). FGA.S0 vstoupi-
jiZ byly r"Tbcveny skldpdcimi kiidly o hydruulic\mi bzdoroi kol. Vyzbroj sesidvolo ze dlit kondnu. Iy do slully v zriii l95i no zdkiqdnd ve Vollcenluryu u ddsti 860. peru$, jeli hlcwi sfu byiy roz:nfstiny
Privodni pdnodibf obly itflek piekrytu kobiny byl znlndn no tiidilnf, piilen) prustiedni dfl byl no jedbdn leludlcdn nosiii nizozemsldlu nrimoinictvo - HNllr4S KnrelDoonnan.850. perulrowdi
ploch!, oby se zonezilo zkresleni pfi zomEinvdni cile. ZkoGlry v Boscornbe Down, odehnivolici se na zoloZilo pfoduiddcf skupinu D-uhou (o posledni) jednotlou pouZiwjicf letouny Seo Howk
dla 3. vfwiko-
sinu.lovqn6 Ietov6 palub!, poh:rdovoly no polu!d skutetnd letsdlovd lodi - HMS Iliustrious, kde letoun ui peru( jel rn6lo ielouny ve qzlroii do demo 1961. V prubEhu mku 195S byly nizozenshe Sm Hmky
VP413 prnd6lol iudu pmvoznich zkoulek Vysledken: bylo zvd$eni rozpEtf o 762 mm o pmdlouleni roodemiznriny o rlbowny dvEno prctilehcklmi nkelsmi Sidewinder no podkiidehich zdvEsnicicb_
pristdvocfio hriku Toto zieplelf bylo mvnEZ zqprucovdno do doBfio protoipu VP42i, hery byl NDozensld nir,oinf leleclvo lTiudi.lo FEA.50 ze sluiby 3 L prosir:ce 1964 o potd byly letouy se!rctovdny.
rcwEZ uprven pro pouZiti ponocnlicb startovocfch ruket (MT06), odhozovolelnfch polivorych Sea Hsv,L FGA Mk,100 o FGA,IRR Mk.l0l byly specirilni veze urtenC prn ndmoiai letecU sfly SpoU<o-
ndd.di o nll lok6 zdokonolenf zolohovocf roechonlsnus podvozku Nokonec byla pnvedeno i ripmva v{ republilry Nlnecko (Mcrbefliegerwrbonde der Bundesmcire). Pldn no poifzeni dvou verzi, s'hhcle
kiidlo spodfvolici v zobudovdnf pristdvoci,ch o brzdicich klopek (odtokovri hruno byla ddlenc) a brzdi- pm ,,$Icr6 pEcf' - Mh100 o stfioie pro ,,!pohr6 polcsi' - Mkl0l, byl vypmcmir v mce lg55 a vedl
cich kJopek pro stienhior.J Iet
!.1bj!4ldn1 34 stsolt od loidd wne. Pro vyvoj tEchlo verzi byl u vymhJ vytlendn jeden shoj Mk6
No zdkladd uktadenf zh:Sebniho progrurou objednolo 22. listopodu Ig49 Miaistry oi Supply (lvfuistenlvo (XE456).!,bi verze nlly zvl$enou wislou occsni plochu zleplujicf poddJnou stuliltu c
zisobodn0 151 letourt pojrnenownich Sm Hswk. Z dwodu nedostqtdnith vywiovrth q vplbdch
ij* rrdiory6sveni
htouny lilk 100 !y1y v lerwnci 1958 vybcveny jdnotlq, MFE ] (li6dovd oarqfenf jednorln/ VA) ; MF6 2
iopocil v nohftkych zdvodech v l(lgstonu o Lanqlsf, kde se horeEnd procovtlo iro propktu P t06l (VB) nq letilti v $bleswigJogel Vlwik osddek prcbdhl rok piedtun nq bnbb zdkhdnd
IiNAS v Lossie-
(z ndhoZ rztlel pzldji typ Huter), bylo rczhodnuto o pienistEni rymfu do zdwdu Sir W.G. Amstong noulhu VdBina lelolr:ri fula z Britinle odesldno po zemi do B#m, kde pmbd]r]o nont(d o zlrulebni lety
'lhiimrlh Amrsll Ld. v Co\Enky, kten/ rDrard) podil do skupiny Howhr-siddeley. v tordmd Fock+Wull Dodrivlry st"ojri lvft l0l se opozd\ oi do duhnc I959 o byly maronEmd rczddleny
Vir:obc letounri Seo Hu$,k F Mk.l v zdvodE Howbr bylo v mce Ig5l ukondeno p qrobeni 35. Ieiounu q nezi dv6 jednotlry (s'tmje oznalen6 R!2 \ly pfiddleny k lednotce l&-G I ). Seo Hruky slouiily openinE u
pt6 bylo no-podzin Shoi roku pieoktdno do lirmy Anstrong Whlworth v Bogiltmu Zde bylo ryrobe- MFI i oi do polwlr:y roku 1965, Ideito u MFG 2 byiy ponrchdny ol do ]once roku igSS. V 8enmu tri]roZ
no doBich S0.letounri tdb veze,.piiieroi pnnf nrcj byl h0tw
tied koncen roku-I952. Objedndvld; byh
ud6leno lpohi priorilo, col redlo k urychJeni cd6 l1mby. Letouny wze Mk I byly v ztsodg sbodlZ s
rcku \b 10 letou:rn Mk100 c i8 letounu Mk.lOl pnddno do Indie, lde tuk dop)aily jD diirr dodon6
lebuny FEA.6.
proloti.pem VP422, cle qbowny byly notoreu: Nene 4 Mk.l0l ). Piek.Tt kobiny dosial deiinitiw( twr 0 Ns kouci 50. Iet wqiwolo custulsk6 ndnoinich'o (Foinl AuSnlion Nny) o nrikupu Seo Hawku prc
v nepietioko# kqlill6 bylo zobudwrino qstielwsci sdodlo Msrtin-Bqker. sta;ddrd:rE bylo instolovdlo slulbu no htodlovirch lodkh HMAS Sydney s lvleLboume. Pozddii se v'!ak zj:srilo, Ze v prntilladu k uj:$!ni
oerodynmicb vieteno v nfstc }dilenf ocqsllch plocb" Ivlnoho letounri vymbenFh lirurou Hqwker bnbk6 Arlrul.ity nebude v pruxi zwedeni Seq Howht no t6cht0 letudlovych lodi,c[ notu6 q k iddne
(!VFi43- 16l, ]67 l7?oWM901 -905) prcfloruzniuizkoGksniv6ehllestodnf pclivwdhosys$- ob jednrivce tedy nedoilo.
nu, zorizeniMTOG, motomC o nidiwd hstglqce, steleb q borobqdovdni Letoun WFl48 byl piepmltn I*touny Seo Hawk pml<ytwdy suyn uiivqleltn neoceniteJn6 slulby, zvlditd wou schopnostl zahzpetit
t l'rldrb Manitoby, Ide by} v zi:nd 1952/53 u Whter Experinentol Estoll.ish:nenl niqlil (;ouidsi leteckou podporu pzennln silin. Jejich snodnri pilot'rl o jednoducM obsluho se zaslouli.lo o vekou
&nb^01 Experinenlal & Pming Eslobbshnent - ustiednizkGebni orgonizoce konodslahJletecnr:)ve obl.ibu u letecldho pnondlu. VfjimeLnost tohoto Wu je ddno iokhn, Ze u pnnlinio4hb jednotek Foycl
Fo:r Chwhill podrchu zkor.tkiro zq ql#mnd nizklth replot. WFI44 0 WFI45 byf pouiiiy pii wleto- Noy se typ udrlel po dlouhita sed:n let o v zalmnili dokonce jettd ddle.
1ph.o piisrdvccich zkouikich ns poluli HIvIS Ecgle v rue 1952. posilwode xzini i*idulek-depiu;l:i
poddhou slubililu hyv poprvd puiity no pdtdn sdriw6m Seo Hswku, WFl4?, ktery *
luk stol pmloty-
pn ndslduji,cf verze.
Tecbnickf popis Istounu Eqwker Sea Huwk Mk.l, 2,315,416,50, 100 & l0l
Pna:i heni obdrlelo novc ietoury, se stulo zhrJebni 703. perul(Service Tricls unit) se zdklqd-
jedno&ou,
nou ve Fordu - v zciii lS52 dostolo devlt letounu 0 iest rndsicli pordaji \lo ustaveno v Browdy prmf Sea Hcwk.byl jdnonktrf
opemfni jednoth - 806. perul,ice ol Dcnonds". DcJlimi perutEni, t<terU amtry Iebuny F I,Ik l'by[ i4ornotorcrl{ stiedoploln:} vybcvery zctahwccin podvozbo, pfisth/scln
kilen o skkipdcini hilly. Urten \l
k zdchltrdnu strki:d z lehdlqri,ch nosiluneh pozenn{ch ztiklo-
804 operujiq z poluby HlrlS Bulwsrk q 898. se z&lqdnou nq HMS Allion, 267. vywikovri perut pro dea PozdEpvene nohly byt pouiity jolo stfrqcihrobqld0wcl s pro vlekfuiterfri
srgnollzddnidushinfl<y iidici pistiri se sldleu: ve Shttonu, ?38. o 736. prulv Lossiemouthu (dcist Nwql Tnry aerodynooicHho tr,uru p celokorav{ Lonshukce. Od pi{&;, b sbbdnl &isti nd kubo4r pruftz,
fU.1t r School) o 764. peryf pohudwocf vywik) v yeoviltonu o pozdd! ve Fordu
S lnrc se zriklodnaxni ktery se
{rlrwnd vystupn{ch trysek nEnl plyuule nc eliplc$. Skkidd se ze ti fasri preari,'stdri
-
qvi golii. jedtr.otky ,1832.
o 1836.
perut pofi:i k FN Volunteer fuserve - Ierouny puZiwly'v knitHn s 2qdn_i Pntrl dvd dristi uofl skoirpi.uwou konstruhi tvoienou hlsynin poddlnya nosnflren o 6t1nni
obdobi Shen let I955-57. poddb0<y, zottnco zodnl ldst tupu vleh6 spdni fristi kltlovky je listii skoiep::ro.-V piedni lds[ tuiu p
Sm Hcwk F Mk.2 pndstavuvolsubvuriotu, heni $o qbcveno pietlckr'ru kubinou, posilovali Hrddlek o unGiEno piednl podvozkoui lachts, chlodicizaiizeul pm kli.notizohi sistdnr, honeru o zritt2 Tato olftrst
zuuel9l:n dlnulqci ddddnlth sil v_ iizenr" Ty'to (pry-vy odstunily tirpetdnf kffrlAbk prcjewjict se u nsvuzuje !d &ist trupu tuoienou 15 piepritkcrri, kterrj zahrnwqlo pi.lohi pmstor, dv6 piedn{ polivovd
s\ry Wl: zpuoblji,ri poddlnou nstc!:iitu pi wlklrb rychlostech . Ce)Jan byio vyrcbuo'10 itriri, z nridrle, prcstor pr ndhFv{ plsy a qledd pilstupwy pmstor ke fo:dnri:n Piloh( prostor qrbcrtnf
nichi prwi lelou byl dokonden koocen_rhoru-1954. Pot{ byty Iebuny poshrpnE zwedeny do vfz}np 802. o rlstielwcctn sedodlen Mortin-&Ier-Mh2 nd piekryt tvoienf pevnyro ti{diryn idUdm o panirmyr:
807. poz{gryf0{rin1 i k 736., ?38, 164. a167. piruti l.IUtoUt< letounri bylo vyt}enU'o prD rrjzrU
_peru$-o 'agd {suvnlll ls'}'1en z Persptxu Stftek se sk}idd'ze dvou postrunnfch vypouH}th dds{'vytlte;Fh
f$!V n;femZlilFZ43-\lryhiven zdokonolenfm noiorcn Nene Mhl03 o stcise pmtotytrlrprc wrzi
MkS. Stop veziF.l o F.2 \iy z prvoltniod slut\vizozeny bdlum roku IS5{.
z.Triphxu a sEedni plochc ldsti z neprustiehdbo sklo. Zadni ponvnd rdst'piehrytu nuze bytv nouzl
odboano ponoc{ pyrctechnicldho zdizenl Ve spodni Idsii je
Ho\$_fB ynikl riprwou wze F 2 pm sdhoci bornbordwoci tidely. JU diive byly zlouleny dvo 'm{s$n zqtqhovucf hdk pro vzlet porrocf
lm l!!:l
Ietouny lrlrl (WFl57 s WT?18), u nichi .Fopu]g S$dnl.ddsl b'upu-je vyuezetro piepciloni t. !2A s28, kterd sloufl i |:lo spojowci uzly.
\ly pdkridelni zddsn0<y upweny p,,oWlrnt t.t.t1,rl VnitmI idst lctlelnlch nosnfl<u isou blegni)ni soudristi stftdnl ldsti tsupu c spolu'se lsiufr, vzduchu
pu nebo nin nonisto polivovlch nridrZi. Stmje FB.3 s r.lznodwaly poulitun notoru Nene RI'I.{ k noloru v ndldin6 hro:6 o rzystupnlni tpkani no odtokwc brsnE kitilo tv'ri witril idd iJ-idh piil6-
(Mkl0l), fdidd\ s posllor.ldi, pietlqkwou kobinou o zdokonolenou polivwou insioloci Kmnl privod-
hojirrl ke trupu No spodni iristi celtropkiau isou unktlny vnitml klap\. Hlcvni podvoziov6 Iochty
nich kwoqrh pridovr:1rh nddrzf, r:ohly dr poutily i no,.{ nodr2e vyrcbenc z plaslu V polovild liezno zcuj:nojf spofui idst centropld::u Piepf:ky L l7 c 22 vyivriieji piednf a iodnr nosnilry mitrnlcb ddsii
1954 byly rymben o zoichrut pn"ri stroj Mk.3,
tni do konce idhoi mku nrisledovulo doll{ch 115 hsri" kidlo o isou proto r:ohub6 konstnrlae. Piep<iiko d. I? p zdrwii pmtipoldmi Zo piepd&ou d. 14 je
Tstoveze se shh.uejmz!ileu6$( ze r*ech wrisni Ses Hswku u FM o cel}wd
hlo tunt' \Ten ry-zlm- uldstgn nol.r. Nooqak pied nl isou cgregdty notoru, stsri6r, pclivwd derpcdla o dalli:ns:tlace. Obc tyio
jeno 9 pruoliniorych o 7 podpiunych perud Prvni z nlch bylo 78?. peru{ (Nwol
Aii Fightng Dweloin:enr pmslory isou kyty odnlnate)np:i pcnely. Pod lrtupy vzduchu k rnotoru
Unil) w Wesl Fslrbooru, kteni obddelo stoje FB.3 ns zaldtkudulnq I9S4, sds! prr.i,l,oi ,kut Fou pmstory prc uloieru ksndnt,
al nfisjtln_nU ponely po obou sto:dch Dvd zodnf paliwl{ nddrie
iou rurGtlny nezi piepdlka-
opeminimi jednotl.:ni pcuifiu ji'cimi tuto vuriantu se stcly 806., 898., 803., 800. q 807. peru{ (v piodl dle ^o{t<lt{ci:ni
ni I l7 o 28. &dn( drisl trupu sestivd ze 16 pftpdek o podiln0rt V pmstoru n:ezi piepdbooii. ig o : t
doddwk). lrlnoho iet.urri 0d ,,0smistovloqrh" peruti slouliJo no poluhich iehdloqfuh ]odt HI,IS ragb, se locMzl prostor pm mdiostsnici, nEvigarni vybwenl o loie pm pruzkund fotogrdi;b leteckd
lonory.

publikoo Hcwker Seo llcwk - dopln& A


Tn psbdu pieyifl<y isou pmtdeny nchoru o tvoif spodnl dtisl kylw6 plahy. Zirwei isou zde pfipojo- Fotopruzku:nuri vystoj (v piipcdE ustcloce) sestivcls ze dvou lotokonorW)liimoson F.24 o bylc urteuc pm
wn body pro shbiJizritor. Ve Edlf &isti je urG$o plistivccihrik uchpenf no pirgihe l. 3?. wnikilnl a SihC snl:obvfui Ns letourech FB.3 o Ff,4.4 \ly v roce 1955 v upnvenC piilcvn6 nridrii
Ocosi flocly se sHdddii ze stdhilizdtoru q kflovd plochy s nlkoiilorosnftwou konstulcl Sbbiltdlor pkusuE inshlol{ay dopledu smEiupi Lo:rery F.94, toto ielenfv*akdo qizbroie zwtdeuo uebylo.
c vyikwd konnidlo s vyvdZeuin isou ruhyreny h kylovC plole v roktl, kde neisou ovliwlny rystupnt- Zci{zenf pm dcdcenl v'zletu MTS rnohlo $ instclunilo po obou stunrich spod::i &isti centoplinu
ni spclborni od rootoru cni ripiwero zo ki{dlen. Aemdyncroick6 vieteuo zqvdeud v pruHhu vyroby (4 rabty nc kddd sho:l) a cutonstcky se odbszovslo se zolden{h podrDzku

veze Mkl zle$up staliJitu letounu o jeho orlcdoblaost Srolrov{ kornidlo bez vyvdlen( opodtnd Vlrnehice signdlnich ruket fulo un("Suo ua bomi w6iiildni pruvd poloviny kildlc, cle pouZiti se onezilo
ncswiGhlu tri:nem le zcvdleno no pmdlouiend piepriice i. 40. Nq letouecb wze l'!r100/10l p puze uc potdlek slui\ o u stojt F.2 a vyltich venl se jii nepouiivola. Dollin vybcved:l byla o:ti-G
SOP zuEBeno o I2,6%. lrystroj (veze Mk 2 o'Z 6) o upeviorocf lano ilzenl Nriukmci zrichmnnf llun Tp K c soupruw Ty! J byly
Kffdlo nojl lichob{h0<wi pridorys se zooblenyrni konci Poulit je pmlil Howker H.054010n7 },bd" zabudovri:ry do l.ystielovqcfr o sedodiq.
urtenf pro qsob ryrhiosti. Dou:rosn&orC vnI$i &isti Fldd isou pfipewEny k vnitinfrn Edsteu ponr(
zrivdsu lucbrbejfcfrni se vrl wtupu vzduchu k notoru Hydmdicky sklopnd wdfi Idsti H1del uoi{
hnsfubi zsbezpelujlci polcdo,uou hrlosl d pemost Cdltdpn6 klapky na spdnl odtokw{ &isli a Kanrulldi c oznaiovdni
klopiry no hnni ploie Fou nwzdjelo spojeny o hrnguj( |rb bndic{. Spodlf H6pky vtqk nohou pmcovat i
nezdvisle jako rztlckwd pii nortu o pistiat Na rozdfl od letou:rri vene Mk l, he# oEly H'rd6lka hz Borevnti schdnqts, herd nosiiy letouny Seo Hawk sloullcl u nrinoiufcb sil Ityistdttr se vyznaEovals
psiJondu, byly ntlF vy$ich wnl 1iqi1s 2qiizsnin jii rybcveny. Odlehlwcci plolk fuio unk$no pdloduchosti. S vylinkou prvnfro prototypu, hery byl ponechdn bez ndidru (q lrEI tudll bowu piirod-
puze uo levCn: h\ddlku ulho kovu), uEly dalli prcht1py 0 sdriov6 stroje ksnull{ii v soulodu s pitdpiseu Minislentvc pn
Piistriwo zqiiem zchmu|: ti&olmry podvozek pril'o,{ho tfpu o pistrivcd Mk H!'vDl podvozbo# Ieteckou rTrobu (MAP) Potteru No.2 pm stftrcc{ ietouny FAA. Piedpis urtovol pro honri plochy bowu
nohy hwty E.8777 MkD se zatuhuildo rroitiuich Idstj Hidel sn6rek k ose kupu, zadroco piedni podwz- Extru Ddrk Seo Grey (EDSG) o pm spodnl borvu Sky. Ddlci lhie bylc v jednd tietirl vy{ky trupu
bvd uoha lypu Dorty E.738lY se zutuhuje sndnn kupiedu Kolo i pueunotky isou od lirroy Dunlop o (sboru). 0d L Eervuo 195{ bylo noilzeno ,,pietaZerf" homl ksnulidZnl bonry no spodnf plochy do
moji roandry 660 x 165 o:n (hlqvn0 q 445 x I40 nn (predn0. Kaidd konstrulfui skupino hlcvr:ft0 rzddlenosf 152 nn: pirs nrib6Znou hmnu kiidlq s stobilizdlom Toto zoEnc ]e potrari no pozdlji
pdwzku sxtrivri z teleskopicki noby se dvdno prucovnini vdbi, kopolinov{ho llu:nile o pdvozkoqcb vymbenych strojich, kde vstupy rzduchu k nrotoru byly celd !ed6. Ke znEaE doSlo v Ietech lg59-60, kdy
nrltek PlnE otduy pndlf podrrozek le rwn6l ryboren druaitero. No pn&i Edsti podrozko{ noby p bylo piedepsduo pouiid kanulldie sestrivajicf z borvy EDSG nq hornfcb plochtich c bfld uo spodnicb,
,rhl<ttn hrctiV \tlstupek chnialci podvozek pled piisttiwo:ri lory. Nohy o podvozko{ byty isou ovli- piideroi ddlicf rovina prcbftdld v polovin6 vytky trupu No rozdfl od privodufho schdmqtu, krylo bcrvo
ddly eleknohydraulidry. Z dwodu zacbovdnl doshtetni svCdosti nezi lelounern o pristdvccl pclulou se poulilri no hornlcb plochdch i wislou occsn( plochu ObE Lqxoulldinf sch6uoto bylo z drivodu snlleni

hydmulicky o zoiuhuje se do vybrdnf w spodd fdsti z{idE tupu bunv l:2:3 o prurEru S l4 rru dcni piedpisen AMO A.413/{7 z 15. kvdhq 1947 byly na obvyklych

kylu Pouiit p jdrostupnory oririlni notor Folls-Royce Neue; HN.{ Mk l0l u letounri Mk l, 2, 3 a 4 s prototyp, hery nesl zncky pouifvaud z0 2. wEtov6 vdlky -\ruu C (no hom{ch plochtich o pnlmEru
HN.6 lvhl03 u venf Mk5,6, 50, 100 a l0l. Vystupnr t4xko se rczd'/oiuje a vftokw6 plyny vy:tulul ]2i9 nn s uo spodDlch 914 roro) q Cl (no kupu o prumdnr 914 nm). Zuck nc lrylovC plole nEI roz-
dvEno somostutryrni tryskoni Strr$r Plsey TSC.50 Mk 3 qutfvri pympctrony 1.2 typu Mk3. Poiivo je rodr 610 x 610 nn. Vlechny 2tr01ry ndly tl:wl1 bony. Sdriovri lfslo v lernC bqrvE se vyskl'lovclo nc
nseno w i@ch truporych ndddicb, pfiienl nridde Fou spojeny do pdru Kcpccitu pftdn{ dvojice spodnich plocbdcb Hldel a ns zodnl idsti trupu. Psureno c l{slice umisldud no obou polovindch kiidel
nddrn je 84 I I o zodnf dvojlce 964 I Nxeny roohou b4 piiln'n6 utidde o objenu 455, 400 neh 34 I I (v obnicenCn smplu) m6lc vytku 610 nro, zadmco trupovd llslo dop):rlnd ndpisen FOYAL NAVY
llydrculicJry sptdm Dowly vytrdif p:rniedalch'In terpodel llck 14,139 MPo pro wlddfolbzdici:h ltitu, uIIo vyiku 102 nn, Vyika ndpisu bylc v letech I954-56 zvdBenu no 203 mr:. Indivlduriln( identiliks-
klrpek, pislriwcfro brilu, odhcmirf piidcn:1th nddrX, skkipEnl kifrlel, ovlddd:ri posilowfil kiiddlek ce sestfvclc z tsojnlstryrh tGel o r{Sce 45? nr: a kddu dor:ovskC zdklodny (pozennl brize li letadlovd
(bond wze Mkl), bzd blo podvozku lodl) o rylce 203 nebo {06 nn v lernCm nebo bfldrn pmvedeul. CGlo byla urnfslEno na obou stnrodch
Eld<tridry si,stim se skliidd z okuhi steposuEmCho o sfilsr{ho proudu noEipnyth drdrna genenitory. fupu zq Wsoshiroi znsky (privodnf pmvedeuO uebo no pi{di o kdd zdkladuy no slobilizritoru CGlu se
Hlcwi elekficky slstdro prucuje se stiidavyu pmuden o dobil uj., dr{ 12V bsterie o kcpccili 25A ddle'opokovola tru piedut! podvozLovdn hdu vodomvnE nebo wisle o nlkdy sestdvolo pouze z
zrpcjenlrch do #rie s qgstupen 24V (lv!t I ) uebo jednu popi dvl 24V baterie (Mk2 o pzdlih wne). Pm posledn(ch dvou d{siic. Na piidfch letou!,i byly losto u:Gt6ny znaky perud o pod kcbiaou no levC
stjnosrodmf pmud sloull dvo ndnile poslqtujfci proud o nop6ti I ISV o intenzi$ 400A pdebny pro pnici struul (zijdko no obou strundch) bylo jn6nu o hodnosti pilotu o nechdrikl! Letouny, jel se (Iastnily
umdldho borizonh q koopcsu &nerdlory o bcterie isou uri*dny v prostoru pm pffslulenstvi k motoru" okcl v prublhu Suezsk{ Icize byly oznoleny demfni o llutyni pruhy kolero zodnf ldsti trupu
fuzanr sesldvd z klssicb iidicf pdky o nofuicb peddlu"No iidicf pdce je unistEno spou!{kondnt, o kridel, nq herych nlkdy ,,obt6koly" s6riovd disla. Mnoho letounrj nEIo mvnEZ lervenC nebo lernd
tlolitko pm ovkiddul kcn:ery o ovlidoci priko bzd kol fudicl plochy isou ovlddriny ponocf lylovych kylovky a vieleno q demobfle nebo lluloleml pruhovouy pfistdvoc( hdh Stroje okmbotick6 skupiny
pievodu No stojich Mh2 c pozdE$ich je do qstdmu kfid6lek vdlenEno pdnotko sinulujicf s0y fud eyils byly opotftny lesklou lervenou bsrvou, zku!ebnf strcje FRU (zhriebnl jednotko FAA) byly
v Hzenf o posilwol iizeni. dem6. Cslo o pGnenc \lo v obou piipadech bfld.
Seo Howky indick6ho nrinoiniclvu nosily pozdEiif koroulldl pouiivanou u FM, sestrivojici z EDSG
o bfl6, a s indickyrni vysosbyrli znaky trohruzujIcrni ptvodnl britskd. Sdriovti llsls bylo pouZitc
obdobuE joko u britskych shojri, pfsneno W no kylorte vlok n:6lo vylku 508 nn.
Vyzbroj o vfstroj
Holqndskd letouny byly nwdZ obdobou britskych o odpovfdoly-privodn{:ru scbCmotu Pstlero No.2
HLnml ulobou Ietounrl Sea Hcwk bylo zrichltrd stbrini z letsdlovycb lodf, pm kter{ \ly rybcveuy pewou s dodatlry uplohEnftri po Eerruu 1954 u v lesHdn: pmvedenf. Ctytbanwd kruhov6 zncky byly na
vy-z!rcji seskivojld ze ityr 20mn lcmdun Bntish Hispo.o Mh V u:nistinych w dvojicicb p stnntich obvyk$ch 3es[ pozicich (o prunlnr 610 urro nu trupu o 914 rnn no ]d(dlech), ns kylovce byl obd6lnl
prldd pd drcrnl podlcby pilohfto prostoru Ndhi:W schni:rky pm 200 ndbojri no blawi byly Lol.y znok" IdentililqEuf dfsla zavedend v mce 1346 bylc wrfstlao uq zadn{ ldsti trupu, kde pnof
'm1"16ny
wisle v prosioru zo ko:dny (F8.3/5 o FGA"4/6 noslly cellarn ncx 600 Is ndloli). Ko:dny byly odpclod- lGlici,,6" (oznotuj{ci st{hqde) oddElovol od dvou zbyvoj{c{ch llslic (od ,,50" d0 ,,?1") vpostnf arok.
ny elektricky spoGd no prednf ldsti iidicf Fky. K zaoEirvriaf slouiil zoalhwi Fernn:li Mk{E VSko Iislic byla shodnd s prumlnrn vysosbibo znoku. Individudbf oznodeni umislEnd no piidl
V piipodd nouzovdho opGi6uf letounu se zoldiwol pied odstlelenim plekl'tu kobiay cutonutic\ (o vylce 305 rnm) se opakovalo v rnenJfin pmveden( na piednun podvozkovdn kqfu Nripis ,,KON.
zokhryol, 6ini se zabniailo zrurEni piJolo. Zria:um zqmiftn( o palby uroiriorrul lotokuloroet (nod MARINE" s*trivojlciz lernfch p{sroen vysolrycb 152 nn byl umistln nq zodn{&isti trupu pod aero-
hfem zqmdisvude) o kmreru WilliqErson G.45 (no levd irisli piilE). dynouric\rn delenen.0d 21. srpno 1959 bylo oznodeui upmveno podle oroerick6ho \rzoru, piidenl
Zcvedenfi:r verze Mk3 mz5fily Seo How\ wou pusobnosl o s6oci bonbcrdovacl rikoly. N0 vnif- huhovd vysoshd aruky byly louze uo levd homl c pravd spodnl poloviuE kildlq q na fupu, zuck no
nicb ldidelnich nosnfcfch nohly b1'1 neseny dv6 pun:y niZe 227 kg typu GP nebo MC, nby, okustic- SOP byl vyoecbtia. Vlechny zncky nlly shodnf prundr 750 trn a no ki(dlech byly oproti privodnuou
kC bdp nebo nopalmovd puny. Ndklod puo byl dcile zvltleu u lislE bitevnl vene FlA,4. Dvq dqEl sch6uatu posuuuty sngre!x k ose letouuu (2100 uro od koncrl HIdel). 0zuahul pdnotlivych letourri
podkiidebf zdv6sy umoZiovdly podv6sit dvE puuy o hnotnosti 227 kg, popi uobly b1'1 nxeny dvC (od ,,lll" do ,,131") bylo ul:Gt|tro nq pildi (IernC, vflka 400 nlr) d n0 pmv6 hornf o levd spodnf
purny niZe {54 kg. K }Tryiku se poulfvcl zrivEsrfl< no dvl 9 kg o'tnC puny, hery nohl byt piipev- polovia! H{dlc (vylks?50 !0n, bllC ns horn{ o lem6 nc spodn( polovind kifdlo). Posledni dvE Ifshe se
nEn no widaf i wdpf kiideb( zdvlsnflry. Nonisto wljlfch purnovych zfuEsnfkri r0ohly byt tr00t0- opcLovoly vodorovud uo pledlia podvozkovdm h:ltu Oznqdenl Wu (,,FGA-S0"), konplebl individu-
vri:ry vicendsobnC zdvtrsu0ry ol pm tiicel 76 nro rqkei o hmotlosti hlqvice ll kg nebo pro dvocet dln( oznodenf a udpis ,,KON.MAzuNE" byly umlstEny pod vodorovnou ocosnl plochou (vy!ko bylo 100,
mkel s h.lqvicemi 27 kg. Muirodlni {::osnost pie&tovoval ndklad dvaceti l27un mket, piileni 100 q 2{0 nro). OzroEenf zdklodny (,,D" nebo ,,V" v lem6n: provedenfl \lo urnlstdno no kylovce
bylo noho nCst i nrznd korobinsce rqket 0 pu!x. V prubEhu rcku I959 byly n6herd holcndskC Seo o nllo vylku 500 rorn. Znqk perulE byl umlstEn pod ksbilou no obou strqudch. Stylizovont bervenf
Howky uzpusobeny prc neseni dvou pmtlletodlorych rukel Philco/Ford Sidewinder lA (AIM-94) ns !{p byl notien no pfldi trupu, semdyuoaickdtr vietenu o okolo vstupnlch otvoru lzduchu k mototu
specirihim podkridelniro odoptiru Nu nEmeckdn letounu Mk.101 (RB+375) byly zkoGeny mkeg byly vamvuC lerven6 prouiky.
AIM-98 a prctizenni stieiy nite i0 ron. Zvdtieni zdsoby polivo bylo doscleno zaveden{n odhazovs- BcrevnC schdroo letounri nEroeck6ho ndm-oinictvs se neliJilo od privodnlho schduotu pouiivon6ho
teinych nridrli no witiufch zdvEsn{cfcb" Vene F.l pouilvaly nridrle o objenu 455 I s eiiptickyo FAA c sestdvcjlcfho z borev EDSG o Sky. Ceruob0d kflZe shodnfch roznlru byly u:GlEny nc trupu
prr:.iezen, zot{nco doEf veze lrydfvcly bud'400 I ocelorych nebo 341 liFovyrh plostl}ovych nddrZf c uc hom(cb o spodnfch plochdcb bldlo. &plnEuy byiy obddlnftovfu znakero urolstdnfio no stobi-
(od iinny Bristol) s kruhovfn pruiezeo. Pro pielely uebo pn dlould hl{dkov6 lety (plevdlnE u Iizdtoru v barvE Zlutd, lervend s dertrC. Syst6n ozna{ovdnl letounri poullvcuf od roku 1955 uslizovql
letounri nEneckdho ndnohictvs) byly neseny nridrle ltl'ri Ldouny FGffiRl0l pouilvonC joko pm Ses Hrwky oznsleuf dvIlxs pkneny (druh letounu a jeduotko) q tftni Elsliceui (prvnl Efslice
s1ffaie pm LaldE polosl uohly n{st vyhleddvacl rqdar Ekco 38B v pouzdie podoblCxo nddrli pod ozncluj{c( peru{ nebo letku bylc doplnluc dvdnc lGliceni indMdudla{ identifi}oce letounu). Ozns-
prwyn vnitrntn zdvlsnfken. Po odrooutovdul mdcmvdho pouzdru 0 instalaci zomElovole rooUy leu( bylo na zadnl ldsti bupu po obou strsDdch vysoshdho ztrcku s pGroeny (,,VA", ,,VE" nebo ,,!!")
Ieiouly phit pllohodlotnE mli FGA.100. Seo Howky uodililovcnC pm vlekriui tertri nobly nCsl bud r{dy na lev6 q Efsliceloi !q prw6 strull ztrqku (cco {30 nn vysok6, v Iern6n pmveden0. Cemri
9 n dlouhf rd<dvorry tert vypoGl6uf ze zailzeni. Excelsior nebo cfle Dcrt Vypoult6cl zsilzeil kotvs v krubu oznulujfcl pi{slulnost k drubu ozbrojenfch sil bylo urnlstdno pod ldtken kabiny. Typ
ExceJsior bylo vivinulo prc pouZiti no lelounech FGA.4 o jeho novijdk byl urnlstlo !q vnitiuir letounu o vltobul Iislo o rrflce 25 !c!: bylo trqstiftdDo uc kflovce pod vfsostnfn ozuoieni:l (ncpi,
kridelaln: zdvdsnftu, zotinco rultiv byl ve vdlcovit6rn pouzdru bstclovcnCo na uejbMlf:n zdvlsn! ,,HAWKER SEAHAWK 669 I"),
ku pro rukety. C0e Dort byly piipewEuy Dd l@ku nsptrutdn nezi dv6oq tyleni no zeni c byly Vlechny letouny $s Hqwk nlly dvo rizb wisl6 demC pnuZlry oarafujlci unGt6nl stupcdek nc lev6
zochycovdly ptsl&voci:a hdkeu ubko pml6tfuoJIcfto letounu stnoE trupu c varowd toJ{beln&y uc obou stnodcb pod ks}inou, v odliludu prwedeu( uc holoadskl,ch
Rodiovybwa zchmwolo VI(V qn0ci o plijfnoi (rddiovri relC 1934 o 1935 v zodnf ldsti fupu a pruto- a uEoeckfch strojfch, hEIn bcnwfo pwken fulo llutd zrqlenl nq rdnu pte$fiu Nq leloulech se
ui ant{na nc hfteiu trupu no pirprilce d. 29, rup. uc spodll &isti prwdho kifdlo), rddio ZH( v1s\flwolo iudc lemyrh popisek InteriCr kcbiny, piloh{ sedclkc o pi{stropvd deska fo}y lemd. Podvoz-
6R1.5307) umistdnd no pilstupovdro porelu ua piepdlce l. 14 o plillilovoc( zd{zeuf ua plistduf bvd nohy byly b0C nebo sflbmd, zct'nco disky kol byly v bcrvl hlinftu Podvozkwd lcchty c vnitinl
(4.1271 ) instslov@xd no zodni dristi spodku trupu Tolo zoi{zenf se vys\fovulo nc letounech F.l s F.2 c stnoy pdvozko{ch byt[ by[ v hrvl Sky, cle v pru]Ihu slur]y 4V u&dy opateny b0ou, svdtle
qaclovclo se vodorwou cntdnou nc rocl6o vptupku pod kupeu. Soupruvc VKV bylc no stroJ(ch ledou nebo bl:r&ovou bsrvou Podle druhu pouiitdho bcrwndho sch6nctu byly vstupy vzducbu k notoru
wrze Ff,A.4A nahmzeDo rsdiovybwetrllr Ul(V, mzpozoate):rfu podle uelovd ort6ny, herd uqhmdl- v bcwd S\ nebo baor! ldd. N&terd sttle Dgly ponely okolo rlsd koldnri v lemd bqrvE. Plnsvud
Io pmtovou U letourri FB.S s FEA.6 byla ndioptoj ddle zdokonoleno. Letouay FGA.50 se odlilowly uddrle o zfi{sulky bylyv bcwE Sky, ptefui Idst rudorw6ho pouzdm o $fl konpcsu nc trupu u letou:rri
pouiitir: IJKV nidio od iirmy Philips s udovou o prulwou cntCnou, pfileol rddio ZBX zustslo zocho- Mk 100/101 hly rlsuE EernC. r
uiro. NEnmk6 Ses Howhy Mkl00/l0l ndiy stelnou hsloloci UI(V, ale bez rddiq ZBX, c byly vybave-
ny mdiokonposero. Jeho snlrwd qtCna bylc umG$no na hihtE trupu pod kopkwitfn $feu,
zcdnco lidio ADF bylo montonilo oc spodku zcdnf [ds[ trupu Rowll z'rndickych letor:lri bylo rddio
ZBX odsb:cndno. Athlifuce lIow*er &r IIow* - dopln& (smonobi ooprodejoy)
ldeutililoLuJ zqi{zed IIF
bylo zcludovdo w !*ech lebulech o jebo i.nsbloce se ua difuEili:h verdch Autofi textu - Michcl Oddl&,I&nl Srso
l.yzrclovclc rlzhu rretwou o:tCnou no zsd!( 6ds[ trupu (F,i/2), zu{roco letouny pozddiibh wzf nE}y Lito l"lARK I sr.o.
d!.1 E0l6 toj$ebftwd antdny nrontcrraorC uo hftetu c spodku trupu (typ ARL5848). Toto prwdeul bylo 4+ @ le chrtnlnd ohbodu(zoclko
zccbolniao rwnli oo orprbicb stojich s vyjinkou'rndickych FGA.6, her{ je roI}y nob:rzeny jdnodu Vydol lvlARK I s.r.o., P0 Box 10, I00 31 Pmho l0 - Sbuluice, Ceskri repubhkc
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Hawker Sea Hawk, the history and sumrnary in April 1949 to conduct deck landing and general handling trials. As a result the wing
span was increased by 30' and a lengthened arrester hook was filted in July. These im-
The Jet Age started to seriously occupy the drawing boards at the Kingston offices of provements were incorporated rn the other prototype theVP422, which also had provi-
the Hawker Aircraft Ltd. as soon as a reliable and powerful jet propulsion engine came sion for FATO gear and undeming drop tanks and had an improved undercarriage te-
into existence. Such a unit had been designed by the Rolls-Royce team at Barnolds- traction system. As the airbrake installation was not yet fixed, both prototypes were
wick and, in the guise of the RB.4l Nene, it was first fired up in late October 1944. At used lor trials of alternative dive brake schemes. Eventually split trailing edge flaps
that time the company s preoccupation lay in the development of the Tempest and Sea were adopted, whose lower surfaces also acted as landing/take-off flaps, and in the
Fury radial piston-engined fighters and productj.on of the Tempest was also in full stub wing undersurlace dive recovery flaps were installed.
swing. A preliminary P I035 project was based on the F.2/43 Fury fighter with the new On completion of the prototype development programme the Ministry of Supply con-
powerplant mounted in the fuselage, amidshrps behind the pilot, but in December tracted the Hawker Aircraft ttd. on 22 November, I 949, to produce a series of 15 I naval
]'944 a more advanced concept evolved. The engine air intakes had been relocated interceptors to be named the Sea Hawk. Soon it became obvious that development
from the nose to the wing roots and the patented split jet pipes exhausted in the fuse- and production of another Hawker P1067 project, Iater becoming the Hunter, would
lage sides behind the wing trailing edges.This proposal, mastered by the firm's Chief prejudice the manufacture of the Sea Hawk as there was not enough space at Kingston
Designer Sydney Camm, was conceived as a land-based interceptor and, designated and tangley to run the large-scale production of two aeroplanes simultaneously. The-
the P I040, it was submitted to the Ministry of Aircraft Production in February 1945. At refore suitable production facilities had to be found within the Hawker-Siddeley
this point the Admiralty became involved rn seeking out a successor to the Sea Fury Group and the Coventry-based Sir VIG. Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Ltd. company
and a contender for the Attacker jet aeroplane. Several naval projects, including the was chosen,
P i045 and P 1046, were schemed, but with radically reduced Research & Development Sea Hawk F Mk.l production, switched to Hawkers in 1951, was terminated there
expenditure after the end oflVWII they were shelved and even the original P 1040 ten- after the 35th machine had been built, During autumn of that year the entire producti-
der was suspended as far as Air Staff interest was concerned. The RAF already posses- on and development ['as put in the hands of the Armstrong Whitworths. Another 60
sed the Meteor and the Vampire jet fighters. both offering some development pro- Sea Hawks of the same Mark were built at the Baginton workshops and assembled and
spects, anci thus no need for a new machrne was forthcoming. To revive interest flown fuom the Bitteswell aerodrome with the first aircraft off the production line befo-
a P1040-related design study was submitted in October 1945 under the designation re the end of I952. Both HAL and AWA contracts were the subject of a 'Super Priority'
P i047. A swepcback wing configuration and rocket power was offered, but eventually, ministerial order, which speeded up production and secured suppiies of indispensab-
in I 948, the aircralt appeared without the rocket engine as the P I052 research aircraft. le materials and components. The Mark I aircraft were basically the same as the proto-
Regarding the Royal Navy's attitude to the P 1040 their support persevered and better type VP422 with a Nene 4 (Mk. i01) engine with the same power output as its prede-
still resulted in a new Hawker tender in January I946. Specification N.7/46 was drawn cessor. The windscreen and cockpit hood finally received their ultimate shape and
up four months later by the Air Ministry and an order was piaced for one test airframe, a Martin-Baker ejection seat was installed in the unpressurized cockpit provided with
one prototype aerodynamically representative of the fighter (covering the firm's pri- heating and cooling. tater in production a fin bullet-shaped fairing was introduced as
vate venture) and two navalised prototypes. The aircraft was designed using an all- a standard feature. Many Hawker-built machines (WFt43 - 161, 167 - 177 and!trM901
metal stressed-skin construction with the powerplant Iocated centraliy in a cigar-sha- - 905) were engag:ed in various service trials, including the fuel system, RATOG, engi-
ped fuselage. The pilot's cockpit was placed in the nose and its bubble canopy ne and radio installation tests, gun firing and bombing trials. The WF148 was sent
secured an all-round view. The use of spiit air rntakes and bifurcated jet pipes incorpo- overseas to take part in cold weather experiments during winter 1952/53; these trials
rated in stub wings allowed for the adoption of a thin wing of a constant thickness-to- were conducted by the Winter Experimental Establishment Flight at Fort Churchill,
chord ratio of 9.5%. A Hawker high speed aerofoil section with 0.57o camber at 407o Manitoba, a detachment of the RCA-F's Central Experimentai & Proving Establishment.
chord was utilised, the wing having a moderate taper and an aspect ratio of 5.47. Con- The WFi44 andWFl4S were used for carrier deck landing/take-off trials aboard HMS
ventional tail surfaces were employed, with raised tailplanes ensuring that they were Eagle in 1952. A power assisted aileron system, improving the lateral control of the
not affected by the exhaust effluxion. A tricycle nosewheel undercarriage was ado- aircraft, was first filted and tested on the fifth production Sea Hawk, the WF147, which
pted, which retracted into the fuselage nose and centre section. in this guise represented the prototype of the second series aircraft.
The first flying prototype, theVP401, was produced at the Kingston factory with its final The first unit to take on the new fighter was No.703 Squadron, a Service Trials Unit ba-
assembly at tangley in late summer l947.The first taxying was conducted by Test Pilot sed at Ford, which received nine aircraft in September 1952. Six months later the first
W. Humble at the adjacent grassy aerocirome, but it was found to be unsuited for the operational unit, No.806 'Ace of Diamonds' Squadron, was formed at Brawdy. Other
fliqht testing of turbojeCpowered aircraft. So, after the P 1040 had been transported to squadrons to receive the F Mk. is were Nos.804 and 898 aboard HMS Bulwark and HMS
A&AEE at Boscombe Down, it was flown for the first time on 2 September and, after yet A.lbion respectively, No,767 Landing Signal Officers Training Squadron at Stretton,
another transfer to the RAE Farnborough, it continued its test flying. The aeroplane was Nos.73B and 736 Sq. at Lossiemouth (a part ofthe Naval Air Fighter School) and No.764
powered by an early production 4,500 lb st (20,02 kN) Nene I and equipped with an Sq. (an Advanced Training Squadron later reforming as the Fighter Pilot Holding Unit)
unpressurised cockpit and non-ejection pilot's seat. It featured non-folding wings wit- based at Yeovilton and then at Ford. Two other units, Nos.1832 and I836 of the RN Vo-
hout airbrakes and pneumatic-type wheel brakes and at that moment neither an arres- Iunteer Reserve, also flew the aircraft for a short period of time during 1956-57,
ter hook nor any armament was fitted. Early flying revealed minor vibration and noise Sea Hawk F Mk.2 represented a sub-variant, of which only forty were built, with
distinctions, rectified by exchanging the rectangular exhaust heat fairings for triangu- cockpit pressurization, power assisted aileron control and an artificial spring feel and
lar ones and by the addition of a bullet fairing at the tailplane-fin intersection. The centring unit. This installation remedied the Mk. I aileron oscillation causing the loss of
P I 040 was used for research work, but in the summer of I 949 it was released to take lateral control at high speeds. The first aircraft were completed by the end of February
part in the National Air Races at Elmdon. Fitted with a new Nene II engine of 5,000 Ib 1954 and then successively issued mainly to Nos.802 and 807 Squadrons, although la-
(22,24 kN) static thrust it eventually won three Trophies. In September it was returned ter they were also supplied to Nos.736, 738, 764 and 767 Sq. A handful of aircraft was
to the manufacturer for reconfiguration as the P 1072 with an Armstrong Siddeley Snar- retained for testing, of which one, the VlrF243, was fitted with an uprated Nene Mk.l03
ier rocket motor. Two true naval N.7/46 prototypes, the VP413 andVP422, joined the te- engine and thus became a prototype for the Mark 5 version. Both F.I and Ezs were
am in August 1948 and October the following year respectively. Both aircraft had Nene phased out from ftontline service during I954.
II engines and featured folding wings, hydraulic wheel brakes, full naval equipment Sea Hawk FB Mk.3 was a resu.lt of the modification of the F.2 for a fighter-bonr-ber ro-
and a four-gun armament. The cockpit canopy was redesigned with the original sing- le.The scheme had been tested on two Mdk L aircraft, theWFls7 andWF2l8, with provi-
le-piece curved windscreen replaced by a three-piece unit with a flat centre panel, sion for the cariage of bombs or mines in place of the drop tarlks under the stub wing
which eliminated fomard sighting distortion. After initial tests and airfield dummy pylons. The IB.3 featued the Nene RN.4 (Mk.101) powerplut, powered ailerons, a fully
deck landings at Boscombe Down theVP413 went aboard the carrier HMS Iilustrious pressuized cockpit ild modilied fuel system. As an alternative to previous Rpes of me-
ta.l jettisonable tanks plastic drop tanks cortd be used. By mid-Mech 1954 the first Milk 3 In the late 1950s the Royal Australian Navy intended to acquire Hawker Sea Hawks for
was built and test flom, follwed by another I 15 aircraft duing that year. This type beca- service on the carriers HMAS Sydney and HMAS Melbourne. However, it was later
me the most widely-used Sea Hawk in seryice with the FAA, ultimately equipping g first- found that it would not be possible to operate the aircraft from those carriers, contrary
Iine units md ? support squadrons. The first was No.787 (Navai Air Fighting Development to original advice lrom the Admiralty. Therefore no order materialised and the type
Unit atwest Raynham), which received the FB.3 as eely as April 1954, while the first ope- did not see service with the RAN.
rational units converting to the type were Nos.806, 898, 803, 800 and 807 (in order of deli- The Sea Hawk gave an invaluable service, especially with regards to its ground sup-
very). Many aircraft within the'800-range squadrons went to sea aboard HMS Eagle,AJb! port capabilities, and it was easy to control and maintain, which made it popular
on, Centaur, Bulwark md Ark Royal. Later, in 1955, some FB Mk.3s went also to No.700 Sq. among pilots and personnel. As far as the concept is concerned, its singularity was
at Ford, which seryed as the Trials and Reguirements Unit. I\tro aircraft, the \4F280 and proved by the fact that it was kept in Royal Navy front-line service for ? years and even
294, were modified to carry ground support loads (4x 500Ib bombs and 20x 3" RPs res- Ionger in the hands of overseas users. I
pectively) on additional wing strong points representing the next and definitive Sea Hawk
vdiant, the FGA Mk.4. Other Mk.3 aeropliles were used for radio md controls trials and List of abbreviations
yet another, the WMg 14, was test equipped for naval reconnaissance duties by fitting for- ADF Automatic Direction-Finding
ward-facing cameras into the diop tanks. ASR Air Search Radar
Sea Hawk FGA Mk.4, a ground attack fighter, could carry stores either on four un- AWA SirWG.ArmstrongwhithworthAircraftCo.ttd.
deming pylons or rocket projectiles on ten launchers or a combination oI both.With Ekco E.K.Cole Ltd.
the same engine employed, bigger loads had a detrimental effect on the aircraft's per- FB Fighter-Bomber
formance. However, production had already begun and the first FGA.4 was put in the FCA FightercroundAttack
air in August 1954. In total 97 machines were produced. The first operational units to FRU Fleet Requirements Unit
be equipped by the end ofthe year included Nos.802 and 804 Sq.,while another seven GGS Gyro gunsight
took on the FGA.4S the following year and the last No.895 Sq. in April 1956. GP General Purpose
Sea Hawk FB Mk.5 was a conversion of the FB.3 incorporating the more powerful HAL Hawker Aircraft Ltd.
Nene RN.6 (Mk.103) engine. No new FB.Ss as such were produced and only about four INA IndianNavalAviation
dozen machines were reconfigured in 1955. After conversion they resumed seryice MC Medium Capacity
within their original squadrons. RATOG Rocket-assistedtake-offgear
Sea Hawk FGA Mk.6 evolved as an analogous FGA.4 upgrade with the Nene RP Rocket Proiectile
Mk.l03 unit, ofwhich some 30 were made. As a supplement, early in 1955, an order for RR RadarReconnaissance
95 new-build Mark 6 aircraft was placed by the MAP, but eventually only 87 were finis- SBAC Society of British Aircraft Constructors
hed by January 1956. The first unit to receive them was No.800 Sq. in June 1955, while TRU Trials and Requirements Unit
the last No.806 Sq. converted to the type three years later. As with all previous Marks,
the FGA.6 was seconded to non-operational units, including No.700 TRU, which later
handed over some of its tasks and aircraft to the Aiffork-operated Fleet RequirementS
Technical description of Hawker Sea Hawk
Unit at Hurn. Mks.l, 2,3/5,4/6,50, f 00 & l0l
During the Suez campaign in November 1956 the Sea Hawks saw combat as part of The Sea Hawk was a single-seat single-engine mid-wing interceptor fighter with a re-
'Operation Musketeer'. The squadrons involved were embarked in HMS Albion tractable undercarriage, a sting-type arrester hook and folding wings. It was designed
(No.800 Sq. FGA.6s, No.802 Sq. FB.3s and No.810 Sq. FGA.4 and 6s), HMS Bulwark specifically for use on aircraft carriers and naval shore-based stations. Later Marks
(No.804 Sq. FGA.6s, No.895 Sq. FB.3s and No.B97 Sq. FGA.4 and 6s) and HMS Eagle could be equipped for a close-support role and target-towing.
(No.899 Sq. FGA.6s). They attacked Egyptian airfields and provided air support for The fuselage, of all-metal construction, is of sound aerodynamic form, the cross
ground forces. A good deal of publicity was given by Sea Hawk aerobatic teams, the section being circular over the nose and centre portions, gradually changing to el-
first being established within No.804 Sq. in 1954 and later reyived by No.738 Sq. airc- liptical aft of the jet pipes. It consists of three main parts - front, centre and rear. The
raft. Its 'Red Devils' team performed during the SBAC Display at Farnborough in 1957 former two are of monocoque construction reinforced by a keel member and four
and the traditiotr was still held in the early sixties. By that time, however, Sea Hawks longerons, while the rear fuselage, incorporating the lower part of the fin, has a pure
were being replaced by new Scimitar and SeaVixen fighters.The last lirst-line unit re- monocoque structure.The fuselage nose is occupied by a nose wheel bay, the refri-
linquished the FGA.6s in December 1960, while No.78l Communications Sq. used its geration assembly of the air conditioning system, a cine camera and ballast weights.
XE390 until May 1967. This portion is attached to the ls-frame front fuselage, which accommodates the
In September 1959 the Indian Government negotiated the purchase of Sea Hawks for cockpit, two forward fuel tanks and ammunition box bays and the front gun bay be-
their naval air arm, the INA. By June the following year I aircraft (a mixed batch of FB.3 low the cockpit floor. The cockpit, filted with an Martin-Baker Mk.2 ejection seat, is
and FGA.6s) formed the nucleus of No.300 INAS 'White Tigers'while the other 14 new enclosed by a three-panel windscreen and a single-piece ait sliding aerodynamic
FGA.6s were supplied in 1960-61 (being the very last Sea Hawks built) and a further Perspex hood. The windscreen has a fixed lrame with two curved Triplex glass side
batch of 22 refurbished FGA.4/6S followed afteruards. Conversion and training was panels and a centre panel made of flat bullet-proof Triplex glass and cover glass.
provided by No.551 INAS at Dabolim, while other aircraft operated from INS Vikrant, The hood, normally sliding on rollers, can be jettisoned in an emergrency. In the bot-
the only Indian Navy carrier. Sea Hawks took an active part in'OperationVijay' in De- tom the box-sectioned keel member houses a retractable accelerated take-off hook.
cember 1961 and in both Indo-Pakistani conflicts in September 1965 and in December The centre fuselage extends from foruard frame No,12A aft to frame No.28, which
197l.The last INA Sea Hawks were retired by the end of 1983. Iunction as the transport joints. The inner sections of the wing spars are integral with
Sea Hawk FGA Mk.50 was the first export version, ordered in 1956 for service the centre fuselage and form stub wings with air intakes situated in the leading ed-
with the Dutch Marine Luchtvaart Dienst. 22 aircraft similar to the FGA.6 of the FAA we- ges and jet exhausts in the traiiing edges adjacent to the fuselage. The inner porti-
re delivered between July 1957 and January 1958; one FGA Mk.6, the XE369, had been ons of the wing flaps are on the lower surface and the main undercarriage bays
used as a master. FGA.Sos entered seryice with No.860 Sq. at Valkenburg in Septem- occupy the bottom of the centre section. Frame Nos.17 and 22 constitute the front
ber 1957 with a detachment of the unit deploying on HNIMS Karel Doorman, the sole and rear spars of the stub wings respectively, and are of heavy construction, the for-
Dutch carrier. No.860 Sq. also formed a demonstration team called The Sealords'. The mer frame being also fireproofed. The plenum chamber, which houses the engine, is
only other MLD unit to operate the type was No.3 Sq., a fighter pilot training squadron Iocated aft of frame No. I 4. Just forward of it are the engine accessories gearbox, car-
in commission until June 1961. During 1959 the Dutch Sea Hawks were modernised to tridge starter, fuel pumps and other installations; both compartments are covered by
carry two Sidewinder missiles on outer wing pylons. The Ml,D withdrew its FGA.50s by detachable panels. Below the air intakes are the rear gun bays, accessible through
3 I December, 1964, and the aircraft were scrapped. the doors on each side. The two rear fuel tanks are located between frame Nos,1?
Sea Hawk FGA Mk.l00 and FGA/RR Mk.l0l were special versions desig- and 28, the forward one being the saddle tank above the rear of the engine and the
ned for the Federal German Republic's Marinefliegerverbdnde der Bundesmarine'. rear one is shaped to fit between the split jet pipes. The rear fuselage consists of I 6
A plan for two versions, the Mk.I00 fair-weather day fighter-bomber and the Mk.l0I frames and stringers. Its forward section, between frame Nos.29 and 31, houses ra-
bad-weather day fighter, was worked out in 1955 with an ensuing order for 34 machi- dio and navigation equipment and mounting s for reconnaissance cameras. The three
nes of each variant, Their development took some time and one Mk.6 aircraft, the endmost frames are extended to form the lower portion of the fin. A diaphragm and
XE456, was used as a test bed. Both Marks had extra fin and rudder area added to im- fittings are provided for tailplane attachment. In the bottom is the housing for the ar-
prove lateral stability and a radio installation was changed. The Mk.100s equipped rester hook, which is pivoted at frame No.37.
MFG t (VA-coded aircraft) and MFG 2 (VB codes) at Schleswig-Jagel airfield in July The tail surfaces consist of a single fin and tailplane of multi-spar construction.
1958 after the training of the personnel had been made at RNAS Lossiemouth earlier The one-piece vertical plane (of an H.9 36% Syml. Mod. aerofoil section) and intercon-
that year. The majority of the aircraft was sent to Bremen to be assembled and test nected elevators with trim tabs are mounted midway up the fin, clear ot the jet blast
floM at the Focke-Wulf factory. Mk.l01 delivery was delayed until April 1959 and and wing wake. The tailplane acorn fairing, installed during Mk. I productron, impro-
equally split between the two units (RBz-coded aircralt going to MFG 1). Sea Hawks ves control and stability.The unbalanced rudder, with an adlustable trim tab, rs hinged
were in operational use by MFG I until mid-l965, while MFG 2 retained them till the on the extensions aft of frame No.40. On Mk. I00/ i 0I aircraft the vertlcal till surf3ce rs
endofl966.InJuneofthatyearl0Mk.l00andlSMk.l0laircraftweredespatchedto increased by 12.6%o.
India to supplement the previously delivered FGA.6s. The wings are unswept, of a trapezoid plan form, with blunt tips. The Ha-rker
H.054010/37 Mod. high speed aerofoil section, wth a taper ratio of 9.5%, is used. The
two-spar wings oi stressed-skin construction are attached to the fuselage stub wings
by hinge pins; the folding joints are just outboard of the air intakes. The power-folded
s outer wings are covered by heawy gauge skin giving a smooth finish and necessary
torsional stiffness. The outer portion of lower flaps and upper surface flaps extend
ftom the folding junction to the ailerons, Both flaps are linked together to act as airbra-
i kes, but the lower surfaces operate independently when used as take-off and landing
flaps. Mark 1 aircraft are provided with manually operated spring tab ailerons, while
Mk.2 and later aircraft have power assisted ailerons; the trim tabs are fitted only to the
5C
port ailerons.
The alighting gear comprises a tricycle-type undercarriage and a deck arrester
hook. The main undercarriage units, Dowty E,8??? Mk.Ds, retract inwards into the stub
wings, and the nose leg of Dowty E.?381Y type retracts foruard into the extreme nose
of the fuselage. Dunlop wheels and tyres are used; their dimensions are 26" x 6.50 ' and
1 7.5" x 5.50" (660 x 165 mm and 445 x 140 mm) for the main and nose wheels respecti-

vely. Each main unit consists of a two-cylinder telescopic leg with a liquid-spring
shock absorber and torque links. The nose undercarriage is a fully castoring self-cent-
ring unit and incorporates a shock absorber as weII. Ar arresting cable guard is litted
The fortieth and last production Sea Hawk F Mk.2,WF279. to the wheel fork assembly. The legs and associated wheel doors are controlled elect-
ro-hydraulically. To maintain the necessary deck clearance, the main wheel doors are
re-closed after extension of the undercarriage. The faired arrester hook (Mk.10, I 1 or

2
13 gears are used) is operated hydraulically and retracts rearuards into the recess in Hawker Sea Harvk Mks. l, 3/5, 4/6 (50) and 100/l0l technical data
the bottom of the rear fuselage.
The powerplant is mounted on a tubular strut construction riveted to the front wing Length, overall - Mk.l,3 / 6, 100&101 39',10.5"/39',8"
spar and anchored to the fuselage keel member. A Rolls-Royce Nene single-stage axi- (12,155/12,090 mm)
al flow gas turbine is used: the RN.4 Mk.10l unit in Mk.1,2,3 and 4 aircraft and the Length, fuselage/max. fuselage diameter 36'4" / 4' lO.2' (l 1,075/1,480 mm)
RN.6 Mk.l03 engine in Mks.s, 6, 50, 100 and 101. A bifurcated jet pipe discharges Wing span/folded span/tailplane span 39'.0"/ 1 3'3"/ 13'1.5"
through the inboard trailing edges of the stub wings. A Plessey TSC.50 Mk.3 cartridge (l 1,890/4,040/4,000 mm)
type starter is fitted with six No.z Mk.3 cartridges in the breach. The fuel is carried in Height -Mk.I,3/6/ 100&l0I 8',9"/8'8"/9'9.3" (2,67 0 /2,640 / 2,980 mm)
four flexible bag-type fuel tanks in the Iuselage; each pair of tanks is interconnected Foldedheight -Mk.1,3/6/100&10l l 6'9"/r 6',8"/r6'9" (5, 100/5,080/5,100 mm)
and acts as one unit. The capacity of the fomard tanks group is 185 gal (841 l) and that Wheel track 8'6" (2,590 mm)
ofthe rear 212 gal (964 1),39? gal (1,805 I) in total. 100, BB or 75-gal capacity external Wing and tailplme incidence/wing dihedral +0"30'/+4"30'
drop tanks can be fitted. Fuel delivery to the burners is controlled by booster pumps, Aileron deflection angle +I2'30'-13"
assisted by air pressure. Flap range, landing/take-off/air brake -76'30'/-49"30' C29" I 5' Mk. I only)/
The hydraulic system is of the Dowty "life-line" type. Its engine-driven pump +21" -29'1s',
provides pressure of 2,050 lblsq in (14.139 MPa) to operate the airbrakes, arrester ho- Elevator/rudder deflection angle +2I" -t0"/ !22"
ok, flaps, jettisonable tank reiease, undercarriage, wing folding, powered ailerons (not Wing/tailplane & elevator area, total 278/40.25 sq ft (25.83/3.74 m')
on Mk.1) and wheel brakes. Tailfin & rudder area, total
The electrical system consists of DC and AC circuits, supplied by two enqine- -Mk.l-6/ 100&l0I 33.0/37.15 sq ft (3.065/3.450 m')
driven qenerators. The DC operates the whole aircraft electrical system and charges Weight,empty -Mk.l/3/6 8,840/9,190/9,560 lb
two 12V 25A batteries in series with 24V output (Mk.1), one 24V or two 24V batteries (4,010/4, I 70l4, 335 kg)
(Mk.z and later Marks). For the AC supply two type 100A inverters provide power at take-off, no external stores - Mk.2, 3 ,/ 6 13,400/r3,500 lb (6,080/6,125 ks)
1 l5V 400As for operating the artificial horizon and compass. The generators and bat- tal<e-off,2x 75-gal drop tanks - Mk.z, 3 / 6 ls,l00/15,200 Ib (6,8s0/6,895 kg)
tery are located in the engine accessory bay. take-off, mu. overload -Mk.Z / 3 / 6 r5. 100/15,600/16,200 rb
The flying controls are of the conventional "stick and rudder bar" t]'pe. The con- (6,850/7,07s/7,350 ks)
trol column has a hand grip with a gun firing trigger, gun camera operating button and target towing 14,800 lb (6,715 kq)
wheel brake control lever.The control surfaces are operated through the push-pull tu- Max. speed, at sea level - Mk.2 - 6 598 mph (962 km h')
bes. On Mk.2 and later aircraft the aileron control system incorporates an artificial ieel at 20,000 ft (6,100 m) - Mk.6 587 mph (944 km h')
unit and hydrobooster units giving power assisted movement. I at 36,000 ft (10,970m) - Mk.1 - 6 560 mph (9Ol km h')
target towing 276 mph (444 km h')
o Rate of climb, initial 5,700 ftlmin (28.9 m s')
Climb to 35,000 ft (10,670 m) - Mk.l / 3,6 12 min/11.5 min
U Service ceiling -Mk.t,3/6 43,200/44,50o ft (13,170/13,560 m)
Range, no external stores 480 miles (770 km)
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Irength/diameter 96.8"/49.5" (2,460/1,260 mm)
Max. thrust, at sea level 5,000/5,200 lb (22.24 / 23. 13 WI)
Power rating, max. take-off 12,500/12,700 rpm
max. continuous I 1,800/12,000 rpm
Jet pipe temperature, max. take-off 73sl750'C
mu. continuous 635/670'C
Dry weight 1,6 l8 lb (734 kg)
Fuel (British Spec. No.) AVTUR, AVTAG or AVCAT
(D.E.R.D. 2494, 2486 or 2488)
Specific fuel consumption (Mk.101 engine) 1.085 lblhp/hr (0.660 kg kw 'h ')
The Pl040,VP40l, numbered'87'lor participation in the Nationai Air Races al Elmdon on 30 July, 1949. oil oM-]1

Sea Hawk orders and production


Designation Pfoductton, Senal numbet (s/n) Constructton Fitst ilight (ilo / atv Qtv. User Unit / instilute Note
manufacturef
prorotype vP40 1 (1) not known ilf 219147 1 A&AEE RAE research prototype, no equrpment nor armament, 0ecame P.1u/2
N.7i46 prototypes vP413.VP422 12) vP4131f3tSt48 2 VP413 fully navalised, traiis a/c, VP422 dive brake scheme trals,
vPA22 ltl
17t10149 I \/Pdn7 te.t qlnr.irrra
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P.1072 prototype vP401 (1) 16/1 1/49 jet power
flf ^onvened trom P.1Or'0 AS S"arrer liqurd fLel rocket
HAL lll
20111149 tockelo
1st prod batch wF143- WF161 (19) wF143ffi 14t11t51 35 A6AEE. KAE, UETE /UI WF143 RATOG trialsi WF144 arrester landing and catapult tials; wF145
FMKl lst prod order wF167-WF177 (11) wF144 ftf 2112t52 7A3, 764.767 161, 167 - 177, WlV901 - 905 service trials: WF147 prolotype F.2;
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tal wMoo1 - wMqns 151 wF145 fn 18t3152 802. 804. 806. 807. 898 wF148 + CEPE Canada winlerisation trials: WF157 Drototvoe FB.3
vvhrbz - wrrbb (5) AW5837 - AW5B41 wF162ftr 18112152 60 r
736.738.764.7b7,lat WF164 Naval Fighier School, WF1B0 + Naval Aircraft Establishment
2nd prod. order wF178-WF192 (15) AW5842 _ AW5856 resl of a/c d 1953 802.804.806.807, B9B WF196 kials a/c. HAL
wF196-WF235 {40) AW5857, AW5896 1832.1836: NAE WF218 became 2nd orototvoe FB 3
SUBTOTAL 95 orololvDes not rncluded
Sea Hawk rrototvoe. HAL wF147 (1 not known nonveded from oroduction F.1. tials a/c
F 1\.4k.2 2nd proo. batcn Nt24O-\\t2/9 lAU) t!F240ftf 2412t54 40 7A0,736.738.764,767 WF240 handlng & penormance hals, AWA, A&AEE, KAE
3rd prod. oader 802 807 wF243tials alc. became Drolotvoe FB 5. WF277 J
Naval Fiohter School
UCA HAWK prolotype, AWA wF157 (1) not known conveneo trom plooucton ts, l, Inats a/c
FB l\,4k.3 wF218 {1) 700,703.736,734,764, .6nveded from oroductioo F 1
3rd prod. batch wF2B0 ftf 1313t54 116 767,787 WF294 trials a/c, WF294, 303 & WM912 + TRU, Fo.d
4th prod. order wF293 - WF303 11) AW5947 * AW5957 800. 802. 803. 806, 807, WF2B0 trials a/c, became prototype FGA.4
wtv906 - wr\4945 40) AW5958 - AW5997 811.895.897, B9B WF299, WM982 -) Naval Fighter School, WM907 radio trials a/c, NAE
wrv960 - wM999 40) AW5998 - AW6037 W[,,1914 trials with F.94 camera installation
wN105- WN11S 15) AW6038 - AW6052 WM992 controls trials, NAE
Sea Hawk I converled from oroduction F8.3. moditred outer wnqs lor 4 bomb ovlons
FGA l\4k.4 4th prod. batch wv792-WV807 (16) AW6053 - AW6068 wv792flt 26t8t54 91 7A0.736.738, 764.787 WVB25 trials a/c for vorlex generato6 and powered ailerons
5th prod order wv824-WVB71 (48) AW6069 - AW61 16 800, 801, 802, 804, 806, WV840 flight refuelling kials, 1956
wv902-wv922 (21) AW61 17 - AW6137 807.810.811.895. BS8 XE327 + NAFDU. armament trials. A&AEE
xF327 - XE338 t12\ aw6288 , AW6299 d 3/55 - 1/56
sea Hawk no proouclon d 1s55 50, 700,736 examples ol conveded a/c: wlzggi wNlu6, I I c, 1 I o, I I 9
FB MK,5 conversion only 802. 806 wMs07, 9'1 3, 928, 936, 937, 939, 943. 961 , 965, 969, 983, 993,

sea Hawk AWbJUU _ AYVbJUC 87 700,736,734,764.781 XE369 tnals a/c lor FGA.5U rnstallaions
FGA MK.6 6th prod order xE362 - XE41 1 (50) AW6306 AW6355 rest of a/c d 3/55
- - 800, 801, 803, 804, 806, XE456 trials a/c, also for Mk.100/101 installations, 6/56 - 7/57
xE435- XE463 (2s) AW6356 AW63B4 10/1/56
- 81 0. 895, 897. 898. 899 XE4BS became G-JETH, XE490 crashed on delivery '10/1/56
aw63a5 - AW6386 YFrol - YFAqA /AW61A7 - AW61q4I- B./..an.allcd
no production d 11 - 12155 31 examples of converted alc: wv792,794,795. 797 ,798, 825,826, 828,
conve6ion only 831, 836, 84 1, 856, 860, 861, 865, 870, 903. 908, 909, 91 1, 914

Sea Hawk no producton eg. AWbU23 (rN152 tN151 ilt 21t12t39 I INA 100, 551 mixed batch of FB.3 and FGA.6 a/c
FGA MK.6 1N152 ex-FAA FB.3 WMgBs
(lndian) tN160- tN173 t14 tN173 lft 20t7t61 14 nrndil.cd rn 1q6ll - 1qh1
no producton Nl74 - rN195 (22) d 1961 22 lNl81. 182, '183, '1 84, '1 85, 186 ex-FAA XE378, 458, 383, 394,362.39t,
6106 11 16 22 7q |N187 ex-FAA XE333: 1N19 1. 192, 193 ex-FM XE335, 372, 367
IOTAI 101 62"
sea Hawk produclon xLz3t - xLz41 (5) 2i RNII l, 860 Dutch Navy registrations 6-50 to 6-l1, lrom 2118/59 changed to 1 1 1-1 3l
FGA I.4K,50 x1269 - X1275
(7) AW6626 - AW6632 6-50 d 18/7/57 6-53 crashed 6/1 1/57 (no new reg. alloted),
- xt i14 /1n\ aw66i1 - AW6642
xt ?o5 6-61/121 cr 30/9/59. 6-651125 ct 913162.6-661126 ct Bl7160
Sea Hawk producton v4220-V4236 \1t) 34 IUN interceptor fighters with GGS; VA'i20 cr 1 7/12163,V8122 ct 14lbl63
FGA MK 1OO v8120-V8136 (17) AW6670 - AW6686 d 1958 MFG 2 v A223. 225. 229, 230, 233, 235 +1N231, 239, 232, 233, 234, 235,
V8130 131.134 r
1N236.237.238
UCA HAWK no produclion N230 - tN239 (10) eg. AW6656,58, d 1s66 10 INA 300.551 tN230 ex-FGN VA221 0r VA2ZZ
FGA MK.1OO 62, 63, 66, 68, 80,

sea Hawk KUZ4U - KUZbb (1 /) d 4/59 34 FGN MFG 1 all-weather fighteF w,th Ekco ASR; Rts3/b MM & AGM hals
FGfuRR MK.1O R8360 - R8376 (',l7) AW6704 - AW6720 MFG 2 R8242, 247, 251, 252, 255, 256 ) 1N247, 248, 250, 256, 243, 244
(German) trA?Ao 171 ?7, 174rlNrd5 ?52 246 )4O
Sea Hawk no produclion tN240 - tN257 (18) eg. AW6689,94, d 1966 1a INA J00,551
FGp,/RR Mk.101 98, 99t AW6702,
03.13. 15.16.19
IOTAI 5,13 115 4 orototvoes included: total numDer ol Mk.3 and Mk.4 conv. unavailaDle

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In the photo lhe very lirsl Hawker jet aeroplane,VP40 I, is seen at Langley in September I 947. Its ariginal rectangular exhaust exit lairing is cleatly visible.

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A first and third protolype comparisan: dillercnt cockpit canapy hood, wing spdn rncrease and
lhe addition al an aftesler hook. Nate also lhe uew roundels on lhe Ialler aircrafi.

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Because olticial interest in reheal declined, only sLt rockelpowered nights were peilotmed (tight).

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Eagle (below lett). The early production E ls did not have the fin bullet lairing.

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The power-assisted aileron system,which improved the laleral contro! of the aircraft, was lirst tested on
Ihe 'WF147', thus becoming the prototype Sea Hawk F Mk.2 (above).

Clean lines o! the fighter contiguration ol the Sea Hawk,WFi 59.The serial number positioning o! the wing lower surfaces is shown to good effect in the right-hand pholo.

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Gloss Exlra Dark
Sea Grey BS381C 640

Gloss Sky
BS3B1C 210
Sea Hawk F Mk.1,WF174117'l
Bright Red
No.806 Squadron No. 806 NAS, RNAS Ford, Sussex, October 1953 BS3B1C 138
'Ace of Diamonds' Standard fighter colourjng consists of Extra Dark Sea Grey
insignia is white upper surfaces and Sky lower surfaces according to Yeltow I r

with red letters Pattern No.2. Note that the grey does nol overlap the BS3B1C:356 L.,. I

wing leading edge to undersurfices. Fuselage and


and diamonds
wing bands (both surfaces) are red and nd yellow
(temporarily applied during 'Exercise Marir
Mariner'),
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fin bullet is black with squadron badge on Burnt I\4elal
white triangle. Type D roundels in six W
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Bright Red, White and
Roundel Blue
Sea Hawk F Mk.1, WF182/101

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No. 898 NAS, RNAS Brawdy, Pembrokeshire, March 1954
Extra Dark Sea Grey and Sky finish with black lettering as
above. 'Flying fish' emblem below the cockpit on both
sides.

Lower surface plan view showing


serial positioning is appljcable to
all FAA and INA aircraft

No. 898 Squadron flying


fish is black with grey and
white detail superimposed
on a yellow sun against
a blue disc

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Sea Hawk FB Mk.3, WM961/139
No. 802 NAS, HMS Albion, 1956
Extra Dark Sea Grey and Sky colours with black lettering. The grey overlaps
No. 802 Squadron sky the wing leading edge. Fin and fin bullet are red. Later a white code letter
'Z'was added to fin sides, as was the squadron badge
and waves are blue and
white. Arm, wings and spearhead on the nose (code shown in a cut-out and badge
are gold and black with spear handle in location shown by dotted line). During the Suez
white. Crest surround is gold and black campaign black and yellow stripes were painted
around rear fuselage and wings. For wing
stripe location see p. 28

No. 897 Squadron Sea Hawk FB Mk.3, WM928/460-J


Caspian Tern's head is No. 897 NAS, HMS Eagle, 1956
black, white and grey with Standard colouring with grey extending to lower
orange beak and white detail surfaces on wing leading edge. All letters and
serials in black.

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of the'ROYAL NAW' inscriplion and side number pasitian on lhe rear [use]age and the BA anlenna under the fuselage roundel (above).
An in-flight study of the F Mk. l,WFl 59 (below right), and a pre llight rush abaard HMS Eagle (belaw leIt). NoIe the unlinned 100 gal drcp lanks.

Nestling closely side by side at Bitteswell plant lale series E ls await delivery to
their operator (tight).

A sole Sea Hawk,WFl4B, was delivered to Canada for cold weather lesling. This
photo was taken at RCAF Unit Fart Churchill, Manitob'a, in 1952.
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The Sea Hawk FB Mk.3,WMg ) 5 (mosl probably in the guise ol re-engined FB.5 aircrafl), weating the linal
colour scheme introduced in ']959/60.The air scaop above the air intake (cavered by blanking plate)
characterised many FB.3/5 and FGA.4/6 aircraft wilh modi[ied accessorjes grearbax (above).

No.898 Squadron Mark 3 aircraft

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Brawdy on 17 Match, I954.The
engine accessary bay and porl
rear gun bay are open for
E inspectian and re aming. Nate
the aval section BB gal drap tanks
under the inner wing pylons
(above).
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No.B97 NAS - a lirslline unit


abaard HMS Eagle -,had tirs Sea
Hawk FB Mk.3,WMg2B/460-J, an
Ihe slrength in 1956. h is litled
here wilh finned plastic drap
Ianks.A colour prcfile ol this
aircralt appea$ on p.6.

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'188-J'wasseriailedWVS0l andwasllownbypilotLt.PMcKeown,RN(belowright).

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An FGA Mk.4,WV909/983, of the lpssiemouth Station Flight painted in black all over; note the
UHF blade antennae (above).

"Waiting for take-alf' flight deck scene with No.804 Squadron Sea Hawk'l 82 J' aboard HMS
Eagle (below).

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No.804 Sq. Mark 6s operated temporarily from HMS Bulwark during the Suez campagn,
'XE365/ 17 I -B' and'XE378/ I 68-B shown herc (above).The laller aircraft with its otiginal Ark Rayal
*t lin code'O' 0ett) and tie same sguadron's machine,'XE447/ 172 A', on HMS Albion deck litt
(below). Note lhe laler camoullage scheme; for delails see calour profile on p.28.
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FGA Mk.6, XE!41/ 104 O of No.800 NAS abaard HMS Ark Royal (left) and the same ship's llight
deck with Na.BgB Sq. Sea Hawks and No.8J 5 NAS Gannet AS Mk. ls an 27 May, 1 957 (below).

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Observer Corps Day at t,'re CFS rrttle R6singtan on 2B August, I 960 (above).

I "Spider'sWeb savingNo.SA6SquadronSeaHawk,XE43S/lT9E,afterlhearresterhookfailedlo
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coded' l I B and' ) 28' (XE415),
aboard HMS CenlauL Each s
aircralt is loaded with na less
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rails (above).
Looking resple nde nt following s
a camplete testoralron ,.he Sea
Hawk FGA Mk.6, XE310/4,
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wears the calaurs of No.898
Iy'AS. 1l ras a static exirbil al
the Air Day heid at RNAS
Brcwdy in Augusl ) 966 (Iar
righ0.

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Windy wealher adds to the


landing deck scene aboard
HMS Eagle in May 1956.The
Sea Hawks belong to No.B99
Squadron FAA - nearest the
camera is the'XE387 /494-J'
assigned to pilot Lt. D.L.
Graham.

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ApuHicity photo of the German Sea Hawk Mk.10A, skilfully retouched and given spurious code
d and marking (d)ove).'RB+246', an FGA. ) A l. ol No. I ly'aya.i Reconnaissance Sq. ol MFG I (lett)
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North Sea in March I 962. Note the late style marking introduced in August 1959 (above). Both photos are daled 196 I /62.

Vikrant. Note the prcctice RPs and sma.iJ calibre bomb rack an lhe inner wing pylon and IFF rod anlenna on lhe lop o! the fusdage (below).

T2 FGA.6, FGA.50, FGA. 100, FGA/RR. r0r


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some F.I,2,
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FGA.4 a/c

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Overall views a! the Sea Hawk nose and Iront fuselage.At he lip af the nose is a cockpit air conditioning system
ram inlake and just ahead ol the windscreen side pane.ls are lwo heating air spill louvres and in the centre the
access door lo lle a ir systetu intercooleL In the fuselage part side, below the cockpit canopy, are two extended
baarding steps with an external hood jettison-break wnda'il in between.Note the cannon muzzles and No.804
Sq. Tiqer s head malif (compare with a diIfercnt design an p. 19).

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Ieavtng Taulan in Januaty I955 (eft). IWM Dux[ard s preserved Sea Hawk FB Mk.3,
WM969/ )0 Z, nilh the 'Flyitg hsh' emblem of the same unit (above), was one ol abaut 50
machmes corr€rlecJ to Mk.5 slandard. It served as 'A36' wtth the FRU at Hurn unlil May I 961

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FB.5 (F8.3).WMg I3/156 J Gx '616-LM ) weating Na.9BZ Sq. emblem, cutrently loaned by Sea
Cadels a[ F]eel||ood to the Newark Air Museum (e[t) and ex-Airwark Services FRU FGA.6
(FCA.1),WV7 38 / 02 6. seen al tras.ham Ae rodrame in March I992.

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'RB+21 8' and 'RB+ 365 were the ninth and the twentf thtd Se a Hairk FGA/ RR Mk l 0 I , respectiveiy, which wete deliret'ed to the ,Ebdera/ German N.! vy during 1 958- 59 (above and below lett). Just
visibte behind lhe drcp tank in lhe upper phato is a special paC for lhe Ekco seatch radaL Only two unils aperated lhe type - lhe )sI and lhe 2nd Naval AirWing (MFG ) and MFG 2).

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Hawk FGA Mk.50,
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FB.3 /
Two IndianNavy Sea Hawks, INIB1 nearesl the camera,taxying at FAF Sharjah belare deparling far
Karachi in I 963 (be1ow).

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Tail section ol the festored Dutch Navf Sea Hawk shows the nationd insignia and the later type of the MID markings (above).

Starboard wing |ower surlace with roundel and serial location represenlative ol the Royal NaLy Sea Hawks. Nole the narrow grey
stripe on the leading edge (right).

Ieg cylinders (right). Note that the undercarriage safety stops (red beam and sleeves) are in place

F.2, F8.5, FGA.50 (F8.5) l9


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The Sea Havk F Mk.2 cackpit wilh the rnain mslrumerl pancl, rls snroud ard a ,Mk.1E gt rc gunsight in the cenlre (abave)
ol lfic GGS rnslallatiot ltill l/re hstr umenl patiel sllt aLtd renloved (tap lett) and an avelall view of the
Sldr,boar d srde
FBMk.5 cockpit: nole lhe Matttn Baker seat lt-pe ZF salety harness (lett).

Rcar parl o{ the caci.pil tyilh the canapy haad opened. Abat,e the clccttan scat heddrcsl 6 a face
bltnd ltrtng handle (left). IIar]. 5 tnstrument panel and part side cansale (abave). For instument
and canlrol rc{etence see p.23.

An rish-uclror;1 -s€clraned Ralls Rafce Nene engine (lelt) levciils lhc Dlnat dctails a{ lllis
cc lilr;iuqal-flav lu rbajet, wht ch i'rs. n I ils bcsl. able lo gtve a lhr ust af 5.3A0 ]b st (2 3.5E kN).'I'he
bonbet an.J gt ound i llacJi rersrons 01 lne Se: Hatrt could c art y .1 martmunl af twa I ,AAL)lb
I f a ikg) batnbs: llct c an fuiC praclice bamb Mk. I 5 is cltsplaved (above).

20 F.2, F8.5, FGA.6


Port side a! the windscreen shawing the instrument panel shroud and gyro gunsight; note the
solenoid distribution pipe for glass demisting (above), and lhe open cockpit canopy cover
(aLove right). Sliding canapy rail, front fuel tank lil]er cap and engine accessory bay panels
behind the cockpit (right).

Cenlre [use]age including plenun chanLer. engine bay saddle tank and alt main luel tank
(below and below righl).

Fuselage centre sectian and starbaard stub wing, tooking foward.The small citcular hole in the engine cover is a suction
reliefvdve lntake of the luel system inslatlation (lefl). Early Sea Hawk, under construction,shows to gaad ellecl an arrester
hook and faiing,wing flap inner conslructian and tailplane radio altimeter aerials

8.1,8.2, F8.5, FGA.6 2t


the ight-hand side of lie instl.umenl pan el, here ol an incomplele E2 aeroplane. The bax on the right is an inverler reset relay with switches (ight).

The Mk.lE gyro gunsight was fixed on a mounting,ilhich rclracted downwards in case the aicratt
had lo be abandoned 1n an emergency (above). Cockpil pait side wilh prominent elevator trim
canlrol wheel, triple pressure gauge and thtotlle lever (ighl).

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Mk. I0 I aircraft were lilted with air search radar equipmenl in place of the GGS and control
displacement changes were also made in the starboard console (above )eft and )eft).The Marlin
Baker Mk.2D ejectian seat incorparated a K-TWe dinghy and aType J pack in the seat well
(above).

22 F.2, F8.5, FGA.6, FGA/RR.l01


18.3,/5 .0u,.
59 r\ Instrurnent panel
Sea Hawk cockpit
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FGA.4/6

fGA,/RR.1OI

FGA,/RR,IOI

Instrument peel: I) Radio altimeter 2) Machmeter 3) RPM indicalor 4) Airspeed indicator 5) Altitueter 6) Artiticial hotizon 7) Gyo compass
8) Climb/descent indicator 9)'Itm and slip indicator lA) Front tuel contenls gauge I l) Oil pressure gauge l2) Cockpit pressure altimeler l3) Reat fuel
conlents gauge 14) AJtimeter limit swilch (EI), ARLIBA4g indicalor (other vercions) 15) Tbp genentor Iailure warning light (not on EI) 16) Bottom
generatot failure warning light (not on E]) 17) Fuel ptesure warning light (not on El) IB) U/c warning light 19) Porl demister switch 20) Stafuoard
demister switch 21) Camera gun aperture switch 22) Hydrculic pressure warning Light (El) 23) Fud pressure waming Light (El) 24) Tbp generator
lailure waming light (EI) 25) Bottom generator lailure waning light (81) 26) Invetter reset relay wilches 27) Engine igniter switch 28) Engine mastet
circuit breaker 29) Engine igniter circuit breaker 30) Fud pumps kolating valve wilch waning light 3l) Engine starter wilch 32) Oxygen contenB
gauge 33), 34) Oxygen rcgulator (El) 35) Engine slatter master witch 36)Ventilator 37) Mk.17 oxygen regplator (not on El) 38) MTOG pushbutton
39) Flaps position indicator 40) GGS seleclor dimmer control 4l) U/c pushbutton 42) Oulside air temperalure gauge 4i) U/c position indicator 44) U/c
pushbutton 45) Arreslet hook watning lighl 46) U/c warning light 47) Arrester hook training witch 4B) Arrester hook control witch 49) Hood jeltison
contol 50),51),52) Radio altimeter limit switches (E l) 53) Fuel tanks Iirc warning IUht 54) GGS master and retraction witch 55) Grro gan sight 56) GGS
emergency lowering control 57) Hydraulic presure lailure waning light 58) A)leron trim power/manual selectot switch 59) Ailercn power/manual
selectorwitch(notanEl)6A)Aileronpowerengagedindicalor6l)Jetpipetenperataregauge62)ASRscopesightand controlunit.

Port side and console - all versions Starboard side and console
- all versions except FGA/RR.10I

65 66
I00 t0l

72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 B0 Bl 82 83
107 to8 I09 ll0 lll 112 I13

Port and statboatd sides,' 63) Flaps emergency ajr pressure gauge 64) Wheel brckes
accumulator pressure gauge (El) 65) U/c and aresler hook emergency ar pressure
gauge 66) Hood contral switch and declutching control 67) IFF control 68) Wing fold Starboard side and console - FGA/RR.l0l
warning light 69) Amament master switch 70) Wheel brakes override swilch (El), GGS
guns/RP switch 7l) LP cocks levers 72) HP cock lever and relight button 73) Cameta switch
74)Wing fold control swilch (nol on El) 75) Rudder and aileron trim cantrol 76) Rudder
and aileron trim position indicator 77) Cockpit heal control (not on El) 78) Bomb fuse
warning light (not on E I ) 79) Bomb contrcl panel luse holder (not on E I ) B0) Bomb (using
switch (not on El) B1),82) Bomb jeltison pushbuttons (not on El) 83) Bomb distributor
switch (nol on E l) 84) Inner bamb selector switches (nol on E l) BS) Outer bomb selector
switches (not on E I ) 86) Flaps emergency conlrcl 87) U/c emergency control 88) Arrester
hook emergency conlrcl Bg) Flaps control 90) Airbrckes contral 9l) Throltle lever and
press-to lransmit switch 92) ThrcItle damper 93) Elevator trim control 94)Wing lold control
switch (EI) 95) Cockpil pressure control (not on early EI) 96) Target re./ease selector
switch (not on E I ) 97) Taryet emergency release switch (not on E 1) 98) fted.lamps ftaslei
switch 99)VIE control unit 100) Emergency lamps master eitch ],01) BeamApproach switch
(E 1) 102) VHF/ZBX mixer box 103) ARI. I 8049 controi box (not on E 1) I 04) ZBX control box
105) De icing pump 106) Booster pumps selectot wilch 107), 108) ldentificatian lights
96 97 13t 98 I00 132

switches 109), 110) Navigation lights switches III) Drop tanftslettson witch (Pl), inner n2 Ig
pylon jettison/safe switch (other versions) I 12) Aileron power/manual selector switch (not
on EI) I I3) Circuit breakers I I4) ) Port and starboard red lamps dimmer switch (not an
E I) I I 5) Fuel pump lest socket I I 6) MTOG mastet switch I 17) Ailerons power control
switch (not on E I ) I 1 8) Bauery isolating switch I I 9) Ailerons power warning lighl l2A) Pott
and starboard red lamps ditumer switch (EI) I2l) Instrument panel red lamps dimmer
switch (Ei) )22) U/v lamps dimmer switch 123) Instrumenl panel red lamps dimmer
switch (not on El) 124), 125) Signai discharger switches (El) 126) Cockpit pressure
waming horn cul-out switch 127) Pressure head and camera heating switches 128) Reat
booster pump cifcuit breaker 129) Booster pump warning light 130) Foward booster
pump circuit breaker l3l) UHF control unit 132) Radio compass control unit 133) Standby
inverter start indicator 134) Standby inverter start switch 135) Identilicalion light selector
and Morse switch 136) Booster pumps test switch 137) Drop tanks luel masler switch. Il6 u4 lt5

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Slarboard wing wilh main spat hinge joint.T\ryo dots outside the roundel indicate the pasilian of a two-cartridge signal discharger Folding wing hinge joints and a part ol the spiit trailing edge
(allhough nol used in service).The location of the national insignia and Suez stnFes js also weil illuslrated in |his view airbrake (above)

Boundarylayerbleedairspillductsinthewingroots starboardsidewilhgeneratorcoolingairintake(thescoopwaslittedIoMk.3,4,S
and 6 airclaft), and porl side with spill louvres af the air conditioning pre-cooler unit.

Port aileron and tab with operating arms and their control
access pane.is (aboye).

Folded wing exposes the ldding nechanism wilh spar hinge


joints, disconnected flap drive shafts, aileron control rods
and other delails (righl).
Centrc fuselage jet pipe and thermo-couple doars viewed
from below Ia the wing fillet is a trapezoid inboard llap and
inner segment of the trailing edge llap (bottom right).

Split tftiling edge aitbtake and flap: I) Airbrake


2)Anti but{et slot doors 3) Bearing brackets 4) Landing llap

PORT AIRBRIIITE

24 F.l, F8.5, FGA.6


Aesthetically pleasing, curvaceous canlours of the Sea Hawk's vertical tail surlaces (above)
and rear fuselaqe, dorsal lin and rudder detail (below).The bulge foward of the aftester
hook lairing is a tail bumpet (on E I aircralt placed lurther aft). Diaphrcgm below the
tailplane, navigalion light and flying conlroJ accesspaneJs a re clearly visible in lhis view.

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Federd German Navy Mk.I00/ I0l airc.aft dittered externaily from FGA Mk.6 with a bigger taillin
and sughtly smaller rudder (top and above).The lin area was increased by l2 per cent
compared to lhe FAA Sea Hawks.

Taitplane b'ullet tairing improved the conlrcl and stability of the airctaft (above); note the
stencilling and colour demarcatian line on the lower tailplane surtace Port tailplane and elevator
upper and lower views (above Lelt and left).

F.2, F8.3, F8.5, FGA/RR.l0l 25


variants - Mk.50, Mk. I 00/ I0 I and lhe Indian Sea Hawks (!iqht).

l) Hinge brackets
2) Nosewheel door
3) Doot locks
4) Actualing jack 5),\Iose .ieg 6) Rear do ar tie rods 7) Shock absorber
8) Nosewheel ta*s 9) Arresling cable guatd l0)Wheel axle

the leg pivat hinge and ollset ram air pipe (centre).

cold air unit and junclion box J.8.7. lust visible is a ftller cap ol the de-icing system fiuid lank on the ight hand side.

26 F8.5, rGA.6
Dowly type 8.8777 main undercarriage, starboard (1e{t and centre) and part unit (tighl).Tila-piece wheei well fairings were atlached
to lhe teg by adjustable connecting rads.The small rectangular door in lhe outer [airing gave access Io the whee] jacking points.

Starboard wheel bay with hydraulic systen piping and valves. Main undexcaniage: I) Radius rod 2) Upper Iairing 3) Torque links 4) Inwer fairing 5) Teiellex conlrol 6) Undercaftiage jack
The main wheel door re-closed after extension of the 7) Upper cylinder B) upper fairing connecting rods 9) Main undercarriage leg I0) Inwer cylinder ) I)Wheel axle l2)Wheel door
undercarriage. iack l3) Door iack attachment 14) Doot lock 15) l.lndercarriage door l6) Door piano hinge 17) Lock opercting rod

F.2, F8.5, FGA.6 27


Roundel and stripe
positioning on upper
No.810 Squadron badge set on a red lightning wing surface
flash has blue and white sky and waves, white
clouds and gold lightning outlined in black. Crest
surround is gold and black

Glossa Exlra uatt w /////a


xxva Dark
8s381c.640 m: - //a
Sea Grey BS381C:640

Gloss Sky
Sea Hawk FGA Mk.4, WV918/230-Z-B BS381C 210
No. 810 NAS, HMS Albion (alternately HMS Bulwark),
'Operation Musketeer',November 1 956 BrlohtRed ffi
BS3B,1C1JB ffi
Extra Dark Sea Grey and Sky finish in accordance with No.2 pattern.
White code letters in red squares with 'Z' on tailfin and 'B' on
rudder on both sides. Numencal code, letters and serials in black.
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Suez stripes around fuselage and wings - those below wings are
interrupted to allow visibility of undenving serials.
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Suez stripe location on
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lower wing surface and
grey leading edges No. 807 Squadron panther is Wh te
black with white detail, red mouth
on lower and tailplane and tongue
su rfaces au"i I

I)ANGEN , Sea Hawk FGA Mk.4, WV907/126


No. 807 NAS, HMS Albion, 1955
Standard colour finish with all markings in black.
'DANGER'warning The uppersurface colour does not return under leading
triangle is red and edge of wing and tailplane. Black panther on nose leaps always
white forward.

Sea Hawk FGA Mk.6, XE339/149-E


No. 803 NAS, HMS Eagle, mid-1960s
An example of survlving No.2 pattern colours of Extra Dark Sea Grey
and Sky after the introductjon of a new camouflage scheme. Carrier code No. 803 Squadron
'E' in black. Fin bullet chequered and hook stripes are black & yellow. Wasp is black
Revised position of serial number and 'ROYAL NAVY', lettering black. and yellow wrth
grey wrngs

Sea Hawk FGA Mk.6, XE4471172-A


No. 804 NAS, HMS Albion, 1960s
Later scheme of Extra Dark Sea Grey upper surfaces and white lower
surfaces with changed position of demarcation line between the two
colours. Black lettering throughout. Tiger's head always facing forward.
No. 804 Squadron Tiger's
head motif is black and
white

28
Port stub wing air intake with boundary layer splitter plate and duct llow vanes. Note lhe Cartridge slarter exhaust and plenum chamber cover with spring-loaded flaps of the
c amoullage de marcation line. compressor air supply.

/el pipe exiausls dEcharging through the stub wing trailing edge reqrired lhe design ol
characteistic "pen-nib" tairing Qeft and above).

Torch lit view thtough the transitian section ol the jet pipe to the engine turbine and distribution
system (above).

Rolls-Royce Nene II uial Ilow gas


engine shows the combustion
chambers with centrifugaj ENGINE INSTAI,T,ATION
compressor casing and intake
filter screens at the tront end.

R-R Nene Il engine installation


and coverc: I ) Accessory bay
doors 2) Plenum chamber door
3) arame,ryo. l28 4) Engine
starter unit 5) Starter exhaust
pipe 6) Engine maunting 7) Front
spar 8) Exhaust unit 9) Rearspar
)A) Bifurcated jet pipes I I ) Frame
No.2B l2) Accessaries drive
I 3) Fuel pump I 4) Throttle valve
)S) H.P luel cock l6) Lifting
shackle l7) Transit stand
mounling trunnion 1B) Transition
section 19) Jet pipe temperalure
coupling

r.2, FB.s 29
The plenum chamber diaphragm above the engine wheelcase, with empty racks for the ZBX radio on the
wall (left). The Plessey cartridge starter is also removed, leaving anly lhe circdat mounting at ight.Two-
piece accessories bay doors, inner side (above).

The early IFF blade antenna, which appeared on lhe fuselage top oI Mk. I and 2 aircraft (above).
The )ater installation oIVHF and UHF aerials,,here on lhe Sea Hawk FB Mk.5 (tight).

Antennae: l) ZBX rcdio (nat on


ANTENNAE, FGN and IN a/c) 2)VHF rcdio
3) AYF radio altimeter, bolh
EQUIPMENTAND tailplanes (E I only) 4) Beam
LIGHTING Approach aerial (El) 5) IFF rod
I.OCATTONS antenna (E 1,2) 6) IFF blade
antenna (F8.3 / 5, FGA.4 /6, 50, I 00,
FGA/RR.10l) 7) IFF rod anlenna
(some IN FGA.6) 8) lDFsense
(FGN and IN a/c) 9) UHF radio
)0) UHF radio set (F8.5, Iate
FGA.6) 1 I) UHF standby (some
FGA.4/6) I2) UHF/VHF radia
(FGN a/c)
Equipment: A) Catapult hook
B) Deck arrester hook C) Pitot
tube D) Gun camera, port side
only E) Reconnaissance camera
windows F) Access to radio and
re c o n n a iss a nc e ca m e ra s
G) Directiond Ioop anlenna
radotue (FGN and IN a/c)
Lighting: I) Navigation lighl
II) Rear navigation light
III) Downward identification light,
stbd side only IV) Carrier
appro ach )ight (FGA. 6, 50, 1 00,
FGA/RR.l01)

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Philips UHF/VHF radio blade antenna and the rear fuse]age direclional loop antenna radome (right).

IFF (ldentilicalion Friend or Foe) triangular blade antennae replaced the early rad-type IFF aerial in the rear luselage.The small curved pipe
is a radio and equipment bay ventilation scoop Geft and above). Export machines had the Philips tadio antenna mounted in the rear luselage
section between frame Nos.29 and 30. It was also retra[itted to remaining FF-A Sea Hawk FGA.4/65 in service kighl).

pairled m lle same colour as the seclion ol the roundel (compare with the photo an p. I 9),

only in the starboard stub wing rool fiilet (right).

F8.5, FGA.6, FGA.50, FGA/RR.l0t 3l


INAS 300 leaping Tiger

tr
is cream with black
detail
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xtra Dark
381 C:640

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Sea Hawk FGA Mk.6, lN167/W 1381C 210 l

No. 300 INAS 'White Tigers', lndian Navy, {


INS Vikrant, '1970s
Extra Dark Grey and White finish similar to that applied
on FAA aircraft. Black lettering with lndian roundels in six
positions

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Sea Hawk FGA Mk.100, lN238M (ex-'134-VB


No. 300 INAS 'White Tigers', lndian Navy,
34-VB')
lndian roundel is green
white and saffron (light
orange) ''',Jgi."?ffi
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INS Vikrant, late 1960s Burnt Metal Sffi
Earlier colour scheme consisting of Extra Dark Sea
Grey and Sky. Fuselage antenna cover. carrier code Wh te
'W', serial number and 'lNDlAN NAVY' in black
No Tiger emblem on nose.
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Federal German Navy Anchor


is painted in black on camouflage
background MFG 2 badge shield is blue
and white with yellow sight

Location of national insignia Federal German


is similar on both wing Cross is black
surfaces outlined in white
Sea Hawk FGAJRR Mk.101, 6689/RB+242
MFG 2, Federal German Navy,
Schleswig-Tarp (Eggebek), 1965-66
Earlier standard FAA colour finish of Extra Dark Sea
Grey on upper surfaces and Sky on lower surfaces. Fin
flash is black, red and yellow. Unit badge on both tailfin and
front fuselage. Code, anchor and inscription below fin
flash in black. Starboard code reads'RB+242'

\:M7 'VORSICHT'warning

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Wing roundel location; upper
\,. white
triangle is red and and lower surfaces identical

\7 Dutch roundel is blue


Sea Hawk FGA Mk.50, 6638 (ex-XL310)/6.67-67 red and white with
No.860 Sq. Dutch Naval Air Service, orange centre spot
HrMS Karel Doorman, 1958-59
Earlier FAA-style camouflage colours of Extra Dark
No. 860 Sq. Wings and fist Sea Grey and Sky. Aircraft registration number and
are grey and black, and lightnings inscription 'KON. IVARINE' in black. Starboard
are gold, all on blue and white side number and insignia location is '6.67'.
sea and sky. Anchor is
brown and black and
crest surround
is in gold

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Stan Dudek O 2OOO

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A laase 20mm British Hispano Mk.V cannon wilh gas cylinder housing above the barrel (above)
and the gun muzzle blast through in the port side ot the lusdage Gight). Note lhe external hood
release window
At the top of the page, the Sea
Hawk FGA Mk.6, XE456, was
a demonslralion and trials aircrall
evidenced by the'Hawket
Siddeley Group'emblem on the
nose.This aircralt had been
GUN INSTAI,LATION displayed at the SBAC Exhibition
at Fafiborough in Septemher
1956 and is seen here with
diverse underuing stores of two
75-gal drop tanks, two 5001b
bombi six 25lb (pott side) and
lour 60lb rocket projectiles.

Gun installalion and


Munition tanks:
1) Hispano Mk.V cannon
2) Empty link chute 3) Empty case
chule 4) Outer tank lid 5) Feed
necks 6) Delachable feed neck
7) Belt feed mechanism 8) Rear
mounting 9) Tie-rods 10) Fronl
mounting

F.2, FG.F,.6 33
Ammunilian boxes localed at fuame No.)2 housed 2A0 raunds per gun.The sprccket spindles and box lids secured the
ammunitian belt during ils tavel to lhe leed mechanism Qetl). Frcnt luselage botlom wtlh used chain link case and carlridge
autlets.The accelet'aled take aft hook is in a ]owered posilion (above).

link and carlridge ejeclion necks (centre),while lhe rcai part has lwo hallaws lor lhe gun breech mechanism (right).

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Assartmenl of unguided 3 rocket prcjectiles ^ 60lb and 25lb (above and two phatas belaw 1eft)
on British and German aircra[t. Nate the rai] atlachment delails and wiring in lhe phato above.

51Ah G!5.2kg) medium capactly practice bomb with Ihe igniter and wiring in place
(above).

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Sea Hawk Mk.lAl had pravision lo carry an Ekco 388 search radar in a pod mounted on the
starboard inboard wing pylon (left).A70mm air to ground rockel experimentally filled to tle
Mk.101 wing launching rcil (above).

rGA.6, rGA. 100, FGA./RR. t0l 35


EXTERNAL STORES l/72
Pylons Rocket projectiles 3
for 100-gal tank 3" 25 lb Botnbs
A^
Cr-!_+. slbpractice
3" 60 tb 0
+n --.--2. €
for 75l88-gal tank, bombs ffi\
Fuel tanks
Fl:e
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100-gal

Iraunchers

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Arrnament and equipment target streaming unit or Dart targets. For banner targets single or twin release units
were fitted beneath the fuselage or the banner could be towed from the arrester hook
The primary role of the Sea Hawk was carrier-borne intercepting, Ior which it was by means of a special attachment. The Excelsior target device was developed for use
equipped with a built-in armament of four fixed gas-operated 20mm British Hispano on FGA.4 aircraft and consisted of a fluid fly wheel and a drum carrying the towing
Mk.V cannons, housed in pairs on the port and starboard sides of the fuselage nose, wire (filted to the inner wing pylon), while the banner was carried in a tube with a slip
below the cockpit f1oor. The built-in ammunition boxes for 200 bellfed rounds per gun mechanism (installed under the nearest RP launcher). Dart targets, attached to Ioops
were located in a vertical position aft of the gun bays (FB.3/5 and FGA.4/6 aircraft stretched between the poles, were picked-up by extended hooks during a low-level
normally carried only up to 600 rounds altogether). The guns were fired electrically by flight.
a trigger on the foruard face of the control column. For gun sighting a Ferranti Airborne radio installation comprisedVHF transmitter-receivers (I934 and 1935 radio
produced Mk.4E gyro gunsight was used. In case the pilot had to abandon the aircraft relay units in the rear fuselage and associated whip aerials on the fuselage spine on
in an emergency it automatically retracted when the hood was jettisoned. Sight and frame No.29 and below the starboard wing respectively), a ZBX radio (ARI.5307)
firing documentation was made available by using both the GGS recording camera located in the engine accessories bay on the foruard face of ftame No.14 and a Beam
(fitted over the hood of the gunsight) andWilliamson G.45 cine camera (installed in the Approach (4.127 l) navigation device installed in the lower rear fuselage. The BA, with
port side of the fuselage nose). a horizontal antenna in a small bulge under the fuselage, was used on F.l and F.2
With the introduction of the Mark 3 aircralt a new fighter-bomber role was attibuted to aircraft. The VHF set was replaced by a UHF radio in FGA.4/6 (with main and standby
the Sea Hawk. Two 5001b (227k9) GP or MC bombs, mines, sonobuoys or Napalm sets) and was recognisable by biade antennae instead of the whip aerials. A number of
bombs could be carried on the inner wing pylons. The bomb Ioad was increased even FB.s and iate FGA.6S had their UHF radio upgraded.'Green Salad'or'Violet Picture'
more in the ultimate, pure ground attack version, the FGA.4. Two additronal wing installations were also fitted with VHF and UHF respectively. The FGA.50 differed in
strong points were provided to enable the carriage of more 5001b bombs or two having the Philips UHF radio with blade and whip aerials and their ZBX radio was
i,000lb (454kq) MC bombs. For training a practice bomb carrier for two practice retained. German Sea Hawk Mk.100/10 ls had the same UHF installation, but lacked the
bombs (e.9.51b,201b12.3k9,9.1kq bomb) could be attached to the wing pylons (inner ZBX, and had a radio compass added. Its directional Ioop antenna, covered by a biister,
and/or outer wings). Instead of the outer pylons muitrple Iaunchers for up to thirty 3" was placed on the fuselage spine, while an ADF sense was mounted on the lower port
(76mm) 25lb (l lkg) or twenty 60lb (27k9) head RPs or concrete practice RPs could be side of the rear fuselage. The ZBX radio was also removed from Indian Navy aircraft.
installed. Maximum loading of twenty 5' (127mm) rocket projectiles and various Provision was made for IFF equipment on all the Sea Hawks and its early instaliation
bomb,/RP combinations were also possible.With new air-to-air missiles available Irom was associated with a narrow-chord blade antenna on the rear fuselage (on F.1/2),
the USA, some Dutch Sea Hawks were adapted during I959 to carry two Philco/Ford while subsequent Marks had two small triangular blade antennae fitted on the upper
Sidewinder I A missiles (AIM-gA), one under each special wing pyion. The same and lower fuselage (type ARI.sB4B). These ones were retained on export machines as
installation for AIM-9B AAM was test mounted on a German Mk.l0l aircraft (RB+375) well, except the Indian FGA.6s, which had a simple rod antenna instead.
along with a 7omm air-to-ground rocket, the former below the starboard and the latter Photo reconnaissance equipment, fitted by Speciat Order Only, was in the form of two
below the port wing. Williamson F.24 aerial cameras mounted for vertical and oblique photography (the
Fighter or tighter-bomber long range or endurance capabilities were improved by the latter was possible from either side of the fuseiage). A trial installation of a foruard-
additional fuei capacity provided by drop tanks carried on the inner wing pylons. The facing F.94 camera in the adapted drop tank was carried out on FB.3 and FGA.4 aircraft
F.1s used ovai section 10o-gal (455 litre) tanks, while later Mark aircraft utiliseci either in 1955, but the scheme was not introduced into service.
B8-gal (400 lilre) steei or 75-ga! (341 litre) plastic Bristol drop tanks of a circular To shorten the aircraft's take-off RATOG could be installed on both sides of the lower
section. For ferrying and long range patrols (mostly German Navy aircraft) four tanks centre fuselaqe (4 rockets on each side) and was automaticaliy released when the
were carried. undercarriaqe was raised.
The batch of FGA/RR.I0I ail-wealher fighters supplied to the FGN possessed Signal discharger equipment was located in the starboard outer wing, but its usage
provision to carry an Ekco 38B air search radar in a drop tank-like pod under the was restricted for early service period only and it was not used on F.2 and higher
starboard inner wing pylon. When the ASR equipment was removed and a GGS Marks. Other equipment included anti-G equipment (fitted to Mk.z to Mk.6 aircraf0,
installed, the Mk.101 fuuilled the role of an FGA.100. Sea Hawks nodified for target Iocking ropes for aeroplane controls, a K-Type dinghy and a Type J pack incorporated
towing could tow either 30ft (9m) banner targets, banners released from the Excelsior in the ejection seat. I

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Hawker Sea Hawk colours and rnarkings Dutch aircraft colours were also similar to those of the FAA, retaining the original
Pattern No,z scheme, with a post-June 1954 amendment and a glossy finish. A four-
The colour finishes worn by the Sea Hawk in service with the Jour Navies were quite colour roundel was carried in six positions (24" diameter on fuselage,36" on wings)
:imple and were based on schemes adopted by the Fleet Air Arm. Except the Jirst with a flag-type flash on the fin. The identification numbers, introduced back in 1946,
..rotot)?e, which was left unpainted (thus having the colour of bare metal), the were presented on the rear fuselage with the first number ('6'for Fighter) separated
subsequent prototypes and other production aircraft were camouflagied according to by the roundel from the two-digit individual aircraft number (50'to'?1'allocated);
?attern No.2 issued by the Ministry ofAircraft Production for FAA fighters. The scheme their height was the sme as that of the roundel. The individual number was repeated
prescribed the upper surfaces to be Extra Dark Sea Grey (often referred to as Dark on both sides of the nose (12" high) and on the nosewheel door as well. The word
Sea Grey) and the lower surfaces to be painted in Sky.The demarcation line between KON.MARINE, in black 6" high letters, appeared just below the fin bullet. From 2l
ihe two was one third down the depth of the fuselage. From I June, 1954 it was ordered August, 1959 the markings were revised to conlorm with American practice, the
:o paint 6 inches of the undersurface, back from the leading edge of both wings and roundel only being applied to the upper port and lower starboard wings, and to the
:alplane, the same colour as the upper surface. This change is evident on later rear fuselage; the fin flash was deleted. All roundels had an equal diameter of 750 mm
production machines, which had their engine air intakes painted entirely in dark grey. and those on the wings were placed further inwards (2,100 mm from the wing tips)
-i major change came about in 1959/60, when the fighters were ordered to have their compared to the previous scheme. The aircraft registration numbers ('l1l'to '131')
cmouflage consisting of Extra Dark Sea Grey on upper surfaces and white on were painted on the nose (400 mm high, black) and on the upper starboard and lower
udersurfaces with the demarcation in the centre line of the fuselage. The upper port wings (750 mm, white above and black below the wing). The last two digits of the
suface coiour also covered up the sides of the vertical tail surfaces in contrast to the number appeared on the nosewheel door, reading horizontally. The type designation
:ormer scheme. Both camouflage schemes had a gloss iinish, which reduced drag, (,FGA-so), the complete individual number and'KON.MARINE'were painted in black
rproved the high performance characteristics required and added to the durability below the tailplane (the height was 100, 100 and 240 mm respectively). The
oi the paints. carrier/shore base code ('D' or 'V' in black) was situated on the fin and was 500 mm
TLe l:2:3 proportioned Type D roundels of 36" diameter, authorised in AMO A..413/47 high. The squadron badge was painted on both sides below the cockpit canopy.
:cm 15 May, 1947 were carried in six positions and no fin flash was applied. Bright Airow-style red markings also appeared on the tips of the nose and fin bullet, and red
:centification colours to BS 381C standard were used. The only exception was the first warning stripes were painted around the air intakes.
prototype, which carried the dull war-time Type C (upper wings 48", lower 36") and The colour scheme of Federal German Navy aircraft did not differ from the early FAA
C I (fuselage 36") roundels and a 24" x 24" fin flash. pattern of EDSG and Sky colows. The black and white crosses, of equal dimensions,
lhe serial numbers, in black, were displayed under the wings and at the rear of the were carried in six positions on the fuselage, above and below the wings. They were
-iselage. The former, 24" high, were applied in opposite ways of reading on each complemented by a black, red and yellw rectangular fin flash. The code/serial system
r';rg, while the latter were accompanied by the words ROYAI, NAVY (both 4"). The in use from 1955 ordered for Sea Hawks to be identified by two letters (role and unit)
'rcrding was later increased to 8" and applied during 1954-56. Aircraft identification and three numbers (first digit for squadron or flight, the rest for individual a,/c). The code
:cnsisted of three-digit numbers ( 18" high) and carrier/shore station codes (8 ' or I 6") was displayed on the rear fuselage on either side of the national insignia and with the
iainted either in black or white. The side numbers were placed on the fuselage, aft of Ietters ('VA','VB'and'R3'used) always to the left and the numbers to the right (approx
::e roundel (early style) or on the nose, and the code on the fin. Individual numbers 430 mm high, black). A black encircled anchor denoting the Seruice was placed below
:epeated on the nosewheel cover, reading either vertically or horizontally and often the windscreen. The aircraft type and construction numbers were painted in 1" black
3:ly in the form of the last two digits- Unit crests or emblems were fuequently carried figures just belm the national flag on the fin (e.9. HAVVKER SEAFIAWI( 669 l).
3f, both sides of the fuselage nose, as well as the rank and crew member names along All the Sea Hawks had two narrow black vertical stripes which marked the position of
::e top of the port side (rarely on both sides) of the cockpit. Aircraft which took part in boarding steps on the port side and warning triangles below the cockpit canopy (both
campaign wore black and yellow invasion stripes around their rear fuselage sides, diiferent style and text on Dutch and German a/c). Other markings were in
=e Suez yellow (on hood frame) and various stencils were applied in black.
-.d wings, and sometimes obliterating the serials below the wings. Many aircraft also
:rd red or black fins and fin bullets and black/white or black/yellow "striped" The cockpit interior, pilot's seat and instrument panel shroud were painted in black.
hooks. The 'Red Devils' aerobatic team used aeroplanes painted entirely in Undercarriage legs were white or silver while wheel disks were painted in aluminium.
-rester The undercarriage wheel wells and inner sides of their doors were painted in Sky, but
:ed gloss for their displays, while the experimental IRU machines were black all over;
-:tiering on both colours was in white, later in sewice may have been repainted in white, light grey or aluminium. The engine
::-iian Navy Sea Hawks wore the later FAA camouflage scheme of EDsc/tryhite with air intakes were Sky or dark grey depending on the colour scheme adopted. Some
i:-dian roundels substituting the original British national insignia. Serial and code machines had the surface around the cannon muzzles painted in black. The drop tanks
posrtioning was applied in British style, although the height of the fin code 'W' and pylons were Sky, while the radar pod tip and the fuselage radome of the
::creased to about 20". Mk.100/101 aircraft were matt black. I
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