The Sea Hawk 





Although basically Hawker designed, this single seat Naval jet fighter aircraft was so developed by A.W.A. that it is considered appropriate to include it in this historical review. 


Full design responsibility for the Sea Hawk was assumed by this Company in 1953 and the subsequent years saw the introduction of full pressurisation, power controls, anti- 'g' system, full range of external stores, etc. involving four marks of aircraft.


After 400 aircraft had been delivered to the Royal Navy, orders came in from overseas, including 22 for the Netherlands and 68 for Western Germany.












Power Plant:


One Rolls Royce Nene gas turbine of 5,000 lb. static thrust.




Span                         39 ft.

Length                      38 ft. 7 in.

Height                       8 ft. 8 in. (with wings spread).

Wing Area               278 sq. ft.




Tare Weight                                                                    8,995 lb.

A.U.W. (with aircraft in clean configuration)              13,500 lb.

Aircraft Loaded (2 fuel tanks & 2 500 lb. bombs)    16,200 lb.




(At a weight of 13,500 lb.)

Max. Speed at Sea Level                 599 mph.

Initial Rate of Climb                           5,700 ft / min.

Time to 10,000 ft.                              2 min.




The aircraft is fitted with a Martin Baker ejection seat, the canopy over which can be jettisoned by itself in conjunction with the seat.




4 x 20 mm. cannons are mounted in the lower nose fuselage.