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Hawk Solo

Mon Jan 31, 2005 5:50 pm


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Is the Lower Aircraft being flown solo or just that the Aft seat occupant is not visable in this pic.
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RE: Hawk Solo

Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:59 pm

Looks solo to me....if somebody is there they probably are having a hard time seeing other than up!
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RE: Hawk Solo

Tue Feb 01, 2005 6:31 pm

Do the Trainer Version of HAWK have Two seater & the Combat version have Two seats too or only one seat.
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RE: Hawk Solo

Thu Feb 03, 2005 8:14 pm

The Hawk 100's were primarily designed as trainers and are all two seaters irrespective of what they are used for. The hawk 200's were designed for attack and these are available in a single seater model.

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RE: Hawk Solo

Fri Feb 04, 2005 3:47 pm

Are the IAF getting the Two seater version only.
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RE: Hawk Solo

Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:27 pm

Yup , Hawk 100's for the IAF , only trainers .

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RE: Hawk Solo

Sat Feb 05, 2005 5:39 am

They are often flown solo, the RAF Red Arrows display team fly solo, very demanding flying as well.

During the Cold War, from 1980 onwards, 100 RAF Hawk T.1s were wired for AIM-9L Sidewinders, the idea was that in a major conflict, when by then could involve large scale Soviet conventional air attacks against the UK, the Hawk T.1A as the modded aircraft were designated, would supplement RAF fighters and SAMs, acting via fighter aircraft radar vectors to tackle any 'leakers'.
Leaving more fighters like F-4's and Tornado F.3s for standing CAP's at longer ranges.

A SU-24 at low level with a heavy bomb load would not relish an AIM-9L and 30mm cannon (mounted in a centerline pod) armed small, agile Hawk coming at them with a highly trained pilot.
These Hawk T.1A's would have also acted as area defence for airfields and other key static targets, even the Red Arrow's Hawks were wired for this role, which was discontinued once the Cold War was over.
 
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RE: Hawk Solo

Sat Feb 05, 2005 5:49 pm

Yup , Hawk 100's for the IAF , only trainers
Why only trainers,Would it not make sense to add a few Fighters to the List.
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RE: Hawk Solo

Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:08 pm

I dont think it is too hard to convert the 100 into a light comabt aircraft , like GDB has mentioned it is capable of being armed.

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