BAE Systems Hawk
BAE Systems Hawk. Photo by Bob Franklin
The Hawk first flew in 1974 and has been sold to 18 customers around the world. It is still in production with over 900 aircraft being built. The Hawk was a new twin-seat fast jet training aircraft designed to replace the Folland Gnat. The Hawk is in service with the RAF at the moment with 19 R and 208 R Squadrons at RAF Valley in Wales, 100 Squadron at RAF Leeming, Yorkshire and probably the most famous operator The Red Arrows at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire.
BAE Systems Hawks. Images courtesy of Bob Franklin, Ian Bracegirdle and Ross Cannon