The BAE Systems Hawk – Full Size
The BAE Systems Hawk is a British single-engine, jet-powered advanced trainer aircraft. Made famous by the RAF Aerobatic Display Team the Red Arrows the Hawk continues to be used in training and ground attack rolls around the world today.
It was first flown at Dunsfold, Surrey, in 1974 as the Hawker Siddeley Hawk, and subsequently produced by its successor companies, British Aerospace and BAE Systems, respectively.
It has been used in a training capacity and as a low-cost combat aircraft. The Hawk provides better servicing and lower operation costs than predecessors the Jet Provost and Gnat. The Hawk is powered by a Rolls Royce Rear mounted Turbofan Jet Engine.
Current operators of the Hawk include the Royal Air Force (notably the Red Arrows display team) and a considerable number of foreign military. The Hawk is still in production in the UK and under licence in India by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) - They have sold over 900 Hawks to 18 Operators all over the world.
Trident Models Stref-Fan BAE Hawk
BAE Hawk Indoor Electric Ducted Fan Model for 3.7 volt 200 Mah Li Po battery.
An excellent flying model and a fine representation of the famous BAE Hawk as used by the Royal Airforce Display Team the Red Arrows. While not being a beginner’s model regard assembly or flying the model is relatively straight forward to build and easy to fly.
- Features a Carbon reinforced nose, nose doublers glued on.
- Printed Paper Decals are included ( use Pritt to adhere)
- A Jedelsky Depron wing pre-formed
- Weight less battery 25.5gm dependent upon finish*
- Supplied with horns and pushrod guides and build notes.
- Including the Stref-fan 3 blade fan gives approx. 23gm thrust** direct from high c 1s fully charged LiPo.
Note this is a 3.7v Li Po powered Fan unit, Maximum voltage 4.2 volts
*The model that weighed 25.5gm used 2 thin coats Tamiya Matt acrylic airbrushed on. Weight does depend many things including the finish, the RC installation & glues used
** Thrust measured directly battery to fan, when there is an ESC or switch between the battery and the Motor in the fan thrust can drop to 17g of Static Thrust. The figure obtained static can be expected to increase in the air.