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HAWKER SIDDELEY Hunter

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HUNT
Aircraft
Name Hunter
Manufacturer HAWKER SIDDELEY
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low swept wing
Tail Regular tail, mid set
WTC Medium
Type code L1J
Engine Jet
Engine count Single
Position In fuselage
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 3


Manufacturered as:

HAWKER Hunter


HAWKER SIDDELEY Hunter

HAWKER SIDDELEY Hunter HAWKER SIDDELEY Hunter 3D

Description

Transonic jet fighter/fighter-bomber aircraft developed in the 1950's. On 7 September 1953, the first prototype broke the world air speed record for jet-powered aircraft.

Technical Data

Wing span 10.26 m33.661 ft
Length 14.0 m45.932 ft
Height 4.01 m13.156 ft
Powerplant 1 x Rolls-Royce Avon 207 turbojet (45.13 kN)
Engine model Rolls-Royce Avon

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH 0.93 ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance m
MTOW 1080010,800 kg
10.8 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL470 ROD ft/min APC
WTC M Range 490490 nm
907,480 m
907.48 km
2,977,296.59 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving HUNT

  • HUNT, manoeuvring, vicinity Shoreham UK, 2015 (On 22 August 2015 the pilot of a civil-operated Hawker Hunter carrying out a flying display sequence at Shoreham failed to complete a loop and partial roll manoeuvre and the aircraft crashed into road traffic unrelated to the airshow and exploded causing multiple third party fatalities and injuries. The Investigation found that the pilot had failed to enter the manoeuvre correctly and then failed to abandon it when it should have been evident that it could not be completed. It was concluded that the wider context for the accident was inadequate regulatory oversight of UK civil air display flying risk management.)