Hawker Hunter

The Hawker Hunter was a UK jet fighter aircraft of the 1950s and 1960s. The Hunter served for many years with the Royal Air Force and was widely exported, serving with 19 air forces. A total of 1,972 Hunters were produced by Hawker Siddeley and under licence.

The origins of the Hunter trace back to the Hawker Sea Hawk straight-wing carrier-based fighter. Seeking better performance and fulfillment of the Air Ministry Specification E.38/46, Hawker Aircraft's chief designer Sydney Camm created the Hawker P.1052, which was essentially a Sea Hawk with a 35-degree swept wing. First flying in 1948, the P.1052 demonstrated good performance but did not warrant further development into a production aircraft. As a private venture, Hawker converted the second P.1052 prototype into the [[Hawker P.1081]] with swept tailplanes and revised fuselage, with a single jet exhaust at the rear. First flying on 19 June 1950, the P.1081 was promising enough to draw interest from the Royal Australian Air Force but development went no further and the sole prototype was lost in a crash in 1951.
Meanwhile, in 1946, the Air Ministry issued Specification F.43/46 for a daytime jet-powered interceptor. Camm took the basic P.1052 design and adapted it for the upcoming Rolls-Royce Avon turbojet. The Avon's major advantage over the Rolls-Royce Nene, used in the Sea Hawk, was the axial compressor, which resulted in a much smaller engine diameter and better thrust. In March 1948, the Air Ministry issued Specification F.3/48, to cover development of the project. Initially fitted with a single air intake in the nose and a T-tail, the project rapidly evolved to the more familiar shape. The intakes were moved to the wing roots, to make room for weapons and radar in the nose. A more conventional tail arrangement was devised, as a result of stability concerns. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawker_Hunter

 Wing Span

33ft 8in 10.24 m

 Length

45ft 10.5in 13.95 m

 Height

13ft 2in 4.02 m
 Engine

1 x RR Avon 207  10,150 lbs st

 Weight

24,500 lbs 11,110 kg

 Max Speed

  620kts no mach limit, supersonic in shallow dive

 Cruise

360kts: Low Level

0.85 Mach: High Level

 Max Range

  1,200 NM with reserves

 Max Operating Height

51,500 ft

 

 Take Off Distance @ MAUW

3,580 ft 1090 m

 Landing Distance with Chute

2,650 ft 795 m

 G Limits

+7.5g  -3.75g

 No. of Hardpoints

6

Recordings

Hawker Hunter FGA.9 G-ETPS

Hawker Hunter FGA.9 G-ETPS August 2009. A series of flypasts ending in a very fast and low fly by about 100 feet away. G-ETPS is operated privately and was appearing at the Hawker Hunter reunion at The Shuttleworth Collection.

Click for Hawker Hunter FGA.9 G-ETPS sound recording page

Click for Hawker Hunter T.7 sound recording page

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