The BAE Hawk is a British-built, two-seat advanced jet trainer aircraft. The Hawk was designed in the 1970s by a team led by Ralph Hooper and has been produced continuously since 1977. It has been used as a military trainer aircraft and light attack aircraft.

BAE Systems Inc
United Kingdom
1977 to: Present
US$24.7 million (2003)
1x 1 × Rolls-Royce Adour Mk.951 turbofan
6,500 pound-force
Max Cruise Speed:
492 knots
911 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
Travel range:
1,360 Nautical Miles
2,519 Kilometers
Fuel Economy:
1.72 nautical mile / gallon
0.841 kilometres / litre
Service Ceiling:
44,500 feet
Rate of Climb:
9300 feet / minute
47.24metre / second
Take Off Distance:
122 metre - 400.26 feet
Landing Distance:
158 metre - 518.37 feet
Max Take Off Weight:
4,480 Kg
9,877 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
Max Payload:
3,000 Kg
6,614 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
750 gallon
2,839 litre
Baggage Volume:
Seats - Economy / General:
2 seats
Seats - Business Class:
Seats - First Class:
Cabin Height:
Cabin Width:
Cabin Length:
Exterior Length:
12.43 metre - 40.78 feet
Tail height:
3.98 metre - 13.06 feet
Fuselage Diameter:
Wing Span / Rotor Diameter:
9.94 metre - 32.61 feet
Wing Tips:
No Winglets

The BAE Hawk is an iconic plane with sleek lines that make it easy to identify on the ground or in the air from miles away. The cockpit of this plane provides pilots with exceptional visibility, which helps them navigate the sky much more easily than other planes do. This makes it perfect for new pilots who are just learning how to fly!

It first flew in 1974 and was retired from military service in 1998. The BAE Hawk has been continuously manufactured for over 40 years, and more than 400 jets have been built so far.

The BAE Hawk was first flown at Dunsfold, Surrey in 1974 as the Hawker Siddeley Hawk and subsequently produced by its successor company, BAE Systems, which continues to manufacture the aircraft for several nations. The Hawk has been used as an advanced trainer since it replaced the Folland Gnat. It has been exported to 18 countries and serves with both the Royal Air Force (RAF) and United States Air Force (USAF).

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