HAWKER HUNTER


 

The Hawker Hunter was perhaps one of the most attractive and successful of Britainís post-war combat aircraft. The aircraft served in a wide variety of air forces and enjoyed an exceptionally long career with both the Royal Air Force and late as a trainer with the Royal Navyís Fleet Air Arm. 

One hundred ground attack fighter-bomber versions of the Hunter were also supplied to the Swiss Air Force during 1958-1960.The first versions were Mk 6 models and the last eighty-eight were completed to Mk 9 standards with the addition of gun blast deflectors and tail parachutes. The Swiss Hunters equipped five squadrons and again enjoyed a long and successful career. The Swiss Air Force aerobatic team, the "Patrouille de Suisse", also used the Hunter.

DETAILS

Manufacturer: Hawker (England)
Designation: P.1067
Marks: Mk1,2,4,5,6,9,10,11,50,51,52,53,56,57,58,59,62,66,67,69
Role: Fighter & Ground Attack Aircraft
TOS: 1953 SOS: 19?? No: 100
Service: Swiss Air Force

SPECIFICATIONS  Mk 9

Crew / Passengers: 1 pilot in ejection seat
Powerplant: One Rolls Royce Avon Mk 207 Turbojet @
10,150 lbs (4,604 kg) thrust
Performance: Max Speed: 702 mph ( 1,130 km/h)
Service Ceiling: 52,000 ft ( 15,850 m) Range: 443 m (713 km)
Weights: Empty: 14,400 lbs ( 6,532 kg) Gross: 24,600 lbs (11,158 kg)
Dimensions: Span: 33 ft 8 in ( 10.25 m) Length: 45 ft 101/2 in ( 13.93 m)
Height: 13 ft 2 in ( 4.02 m) 
Wing Area: 349 sq ft ( 32.42 sq m)
Armament: Four 30 mm Aden cannon with provisions for 6000 lbs of Tanks, Bombs, Rockets (unguided), & Missiles
Original Cost: Unknown

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