A Hawker Hunter banking
|Role||Fighter (later Fighter-bomber)|
|Passengers||1 (certain models)|
|First flight||20th July 1951|
|Wing area||349 ft²|
|Maximum takeoff||24,600 lb|
|Engine||1 × Rolls-Royce Avon 207 turbojet|
|Power (each)||10,145 lbf|
|Maximum speed||620 kn (715 mph)|
|Range||1,650 nmi (1,900 mi) with external fuel|
|Rate of climb||17,200 ft/min|
The Hawker Hunter is a British transonic service aircraft developed during the 1950s.
The origins of the Hunter can be traced back to the Hawker Sea Hawk carrier fighter. ,
In 1953 the design team at Hawker began work on a dual control trainer version as a private venture designated P.1101. This was based on the airframe of the F.4.
At least 10 F Mk 1s were lost in crashes after running out of fuel, including 5 in one afternoon. This was possibly due to pilots not being given accurate fuel consumption figures.
- Mk 1: First production model, with four 30mm Aden cannon and 7,500 lbst (3,402 kgp) Avon 107. 139 built.
- Mk 2: Mk 1 with 8,000 lbst (3,629 kgp) Sapphire 102 engine in place of Avon 107. 45 built.
- Mk 3: P.1067 prototype with aerodynamic improvements and afterburning Avon RA7R engine.
- Mk 4: Mk 1 with internal wing tanks and drop tank provision. 365 built. 
- Mk 5: Mk 2 with internal wing tanks and drop tank provision. 105 built. 
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Green, William and Gordon Swanborough. The Complete Book of Fighters. Salamander Books. 2001. ISBN 0 84065 269 1 Page 291
- ↑ The History of British Military Training Aircraft. Sturtivant, Ray. Haynes Publishing Group. 1987. ISBN 0 85429 579 8 Page 207
- ↑ Air International Magazine - Classics Compared March 1999