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Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
BAe Hawk T.1 – XX154, Empire Test Pilots’ School (ETPS), Wiltshire, England, August 2019 - Aircraft now with the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection at Old Sarum
1:72 Scale. Length: 6.75". Wingspan: 5.5"
Without a doubt one of the most historic British jet aircraft of the post war era, British Aerospace Hawk T1 XX154 is the first prototype airframe of an aircraft type which would go on to be hugely important to the British military, while at the same time becoming a stunning export success for the British aviation industry. Making her first flight from Dunsfold airfield in August 1974, XX154 would spend her entire service life as a test and development aircraft, helping to ensure that this magnificent training airplane reached its full potential – with over 1000 aircraft built to date, she certainly excelled in this task. Spending time with such units as the Royal Aircraft Establishment and the Airplane & Armament Experimental Establishment, Hawk XX154 would spend the final 20 years of her service life with the Empire Test Pilots’ School at Boscombe Down and after her last major service, was given this smart black color scheme, in recognition of her service. Also wearing a representation of the ETPS crest on either side of her tail, gold colored eagle, XX154 would end her flying days as one of Britain’s most attractive military aircraft. When this special airplane made her final flight in December 2018, she had clocked up an impressive 6000 flying hours, the limit imposed for original Hawk airframes. This hard working aircraft was making a valuable contribution to the British Military.Detailed pilot figure
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate printed graphics
Optional extended landing gear
Numbered collector card
The BAe Systems Hawk is a British single engine, advanced jet trainer originally developed by Hawker Siddley. First flown in 1974, the Hawk entered service in 1976. It is used by the Royal Air Force and other nations, as either a trainer or a low-cost combat aircraft. The Hawk is still in production, with over 900 sold to 18 customers around the world. The Hawk is also flown by the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Display Team, The Red Arrows.
The Corgi Aviation Archive features a wide selection of high quality, ready-made diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft. Corgi models are made with diecast metal and some plastic components.
This model of a Hawk T.1 features:
Category: Corgi 1:72 Non-U.S. Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years