|Hawk TMk1 Training Aircraft|
Hawk TMk1 and Hawk TMk1A Training FighterThe Hawk first entered service with the RAF in 1976, both as an advanced flying-training aircraft and a weapons-training aircraft. The Hawk TMk1 version is currently used at RAF Valley for fast-jet pilot advanced flying training with No 208 Squadron, and at RAF Scampton by the RAF Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows. The Hawk TMk1A is used for weapons and tactical training on No 19(F) Squadron at RAF Valley, and by No 100 Squadron at RAF Leeming for advanced fast-jet weapons systems officer training and operational supportflying. In its weapons and tactical training role the Hawk is used to teach air combat, air toair firing, air to ground firing and low flying techniques and operational procedures.
The Hawk is an all-metal, low-wing, tandem seat aircraft of conventional design. The wing has a
moderate sweep with 2º dihedral and trailing edge slotted flaps. A one-piece all-moving tailplane is also swept back with 10º dihedral. The fuselage comprises three main parts. The front fuselage accommodates two equipment bays and a pressurised cabin containing two tandem cockpits. The centre fuselage contains the engine, a fuselage fuel tank, a gas turbine starting system and a ram air turbine; the ram air turbine provides emergency hydraulic power should the two normal hydraulic systems fail. The rear fuselage houses the jet pipe bay and an airbrake hinged to its under surface.
|Hawk TMk1A Training Fighter|