Hobby Master HA4806 Northrop Grumman E-2C Hawkeye 111 Squadron, RSAF, Tengah Air Base Republic of Singapore Air Force 1/72
Hobby Master 1/72 Northrop Grumman E-2C Hawkeye 111 Squadron, RSAF, Tengah Air Base Republic of Singapore Air Force HA4806
The Northrop E-2 Hawkeye is an all-weather airborne early warning aircraft (AEW). The E-2 was a twin-turboprop developed in the late 1950's and early 1960's for the USN. The E-2 is a carrier- capable aircraft and has received major upgrades in their electronics for the E-2B and E-2C with the E-2C also receiving improved turbo-prop engines. The E-2 has been in production since the 1960's making it the longest production run of any carrier based aircraft. The E-2C variant became operational in 1973.
RSAF (Republic of Singapore Air Force) 111 Squadron Jaeger was formed in 1987 when they received four Northrop Grumman E-2C Hawkeye Airborne Early Warning aircraft. 111 Squadron is located at Tengah Air Base located in Western Singapore with the main function of providing airborne surveillance and early warning as well as search and rescue and air traffic control. 111 Squadron Jaeger is a hawk-like bird known for its vigilant and courageous behavior, so appropriate for the squadron motto Vigilance In Control. RSAF #014 is USN Bu.No 162795 MSN A109.