The Hawker Sea Hawk was a British single-seat jet fighter of the British Fleet Air Arm that proved to be a reliable and sturdy workhorse and went on to export success abroad. The first production Sea Hawk was the F 1, which first flew in 1951, entered service two years later with 806 Squadron. The next variant of the Sea Hawk was developed into a fighter-bomber, the FB 3 Fighter-Bomber Mark 3 (over 100 built). The final Sea Hawk was a fighter ground-attack variant, FGA 6, with just under 90 built. All Sea Hawks were in service by the mid-1950s and eventually over 500 were built. An export variant was the Sea Hawk Mk 100, a strike fighter variant for the German Bundesmarine, the Navy of West Germany.
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model: this is a Series 2 Airfix kit, simple and nice to build. I
assembled it straight OOB, apart the cockpit which includes a complete
dashboard, cloche and pilot. Unfortunately this one had skidded quite down
in the cockpit and is almost invisible! I
used the colours in the Humbrol range, but I substituted the box decals
sheet with an ESCI one aftermarket. It depicts a jet used by F.A.A. in the
Suez campaign, 1956.
one of the photos above you can see the Sea Hawk in company with other
contemporaries jets. I hope you
like them. Good work to all ARCair friends!