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Hawker Hunter FGA.9/Mk.58
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Price: 35,50 EUR - 32,50 EUR
Family: Aircraft 1/32
Approximate weight: 1.00 kg - 2.20 lb
Description: Hawker Hunter FGA.9/Mk.58
The famous Hawker Hunter is certainly one of the most elegant jet fighter aircraft ever produced in Great Britain. It entered service with the Royal Air Force in 1954 and was used in large numbers as a fighter-interceptor. The prototype first flew in 1951 and two years later set the absolute world speed record. The Hunter is well known for its ease of control and stable flight characteristics. It is a favorite with every pilot who has ever flown it. A total of nearly 2000 Hunters were built and it saw service with 18 different air forces. During the 50s and early 60s the Hawker Hunter was the main Guardian of the Skies within the RAF and NATO. The Hunter was later modernized and given a new role as fighter-bomber (FGA.9) within the RAF. Fitted with four 30 mm cannon, it could also carry a variety of offensive weapons. It served in no fewer than 37 RAF squadrons up until the late 70's and was finally decommissioned in 1984. The Swiss Air Force took delivery of its first Mk.58 Hunter in the spring of 1959. It was built under license at the Emmen aircraft factory. The Hunter was used as a fighter-bomber in 15 flying squadrons and received extensive modifications to meet various service requirements. The last Hunter serving in Switzerland was not decommissioned until 16 January 1994, a great tribute to this aircraft’s performance .