The Sea Hawk was a single-seat jet fighter which entered service with the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm in 1953. Like most naval aircraft, it had folding wings to save space on an aircraft carrier.

Six squadrons of Sea Hawks took part in operations after Egypt seized control of the Suez Canal. Between 1956 and 1957, Sea Hawks carried out ground attack missions against Egyptian installations. 

This Sea Hawk served with training squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm at Abbotsinch and Lossiemouth, two Scottish airbases.

Date:    1954
Mark: F.2
Crew: 1 (pilot)
Top speed:  599 mph (958 km/h)
Range: 740 miles (1,191 km)
Weapons: 4 x 20mm Hispano cannons

Sea Hawk wings unfolding

Sea Hawk at East Fortune

Hawker Sea Hawk

Sea Hawk

Cockpit view

Sea Hawk cockpit

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