Hobby Master HU1002 Hawk T.1 Advanced Trainer XX301 of FRADU, RNAS Yeovilton, May 2009 1/48
Hobby Master HU1002 1/48 Hawk T.1 Advanced Trainer XX301 of FRADU, RNAS Yeovilton, May 2009
The BAE Systems Hawk T1 is a single engine jet-powered advanced trainer. Its maiden flight took place in 1974 and with over nine hundred sold in more than ten variants and is in service with eighteen countries. The RAF received 175 T1s and serves as an advanced jet and weapons trainer. Since 1979 until present day the famous RAF Aerobatic Display Team the “Red Arrows” still operate the Hawk T1A. The Hawk T1 is similar to the AMX, F-5 Freedom Fighter and the Alpha Jet.
Hawk T.1 Advanced Trainer XX301 was accepted by the RAF February 13, 1980 and assigned to No.1 Tactical Weapons Unit (1TWU) at RAF Brawdy wearing camouflage paint scheme and used for weapons training. In July 1984 the aircraft was converted to a T.1A. In 1992 XX301 was sent to 151 Squadron, 2 TWU at RAF Chivenor. In February 2001 XX301 transferred to FRADU (Fleet Requirements and Air Direction Unit). In 2009 XX301 had markings celebrating 100 Years of Naval Aviation. In June 2015 transferred to 736 NAS, RNAS Culdrose.