BAe Hawk T1A XX184 – 19 Sqn RAF, Battle of Britain Spitfire wartime camouflage, April 2008
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Corgi Aviation Archive 1/72 scale AA36009: BAe Hawk T1A XX184 of 19 Sqn RAF, in Battle of Britain Spitfire wartime camouflage, April 2008. Limited Edition of 1600 Pieces.
Length 6.25 inches Wingspan 5.25 inches
2008 marked the 70th anniversary of 19(F) Sqn, which was the first RAF Squadron to be equipped with the Spitfire at Duxford in Cambridgeshire. To mark this anniversary and to help publicise their fundraising endeavours, 19 Squadron received both sponsorship and special permission to repaint one of their Hawk fast jet trainers in a camouflage scheme as worn by the Spitfires during the Battle of Britain. Hawk T.1A, XX184, was repainted in the camouflage colours of a WWII Spitfire during April 2008, attending several aviation events in this special scheme.
Designed to meet an RAF requirement for a fast trainer to replace the Folland Gnat, the BaE Hawk first flew on August 21, 1974. This tandem two-seat aircraft has a distinctive appearance, with the front seat positioned below the rear seat so that the instructor has a clear view of the student’s cockpit. The Hawk is subsonic in level flight but can achieve Mach 1.15 in a dive, giving trainees the experience of supersonic flight. Hawks are expensive to produce but durable and maneuverable enough to be used for combat. The Hawk is in use in 18 different nations, and is still in production today.