The Red Arrows is arguably the best known aerobatic team in the world and in 2014 the team’s Hawk aircraft have a new tail fin design celebrating their 50th Display Season.
The dual control BAe Systems Hawk T1 is the RAF’s advanced trainer, and has been used by the Red Arrows since 1979, replacing the Folland Gnat. The Hawk’s Rolls Royce Adour engine produces 5,200lbs of thrust and can power the aircraft to a top speed of Mach 1.2. The aircraft had a maximum altitude of 48,000ft and fuel capacity gives a range of 1,000nm, making most of the world accessible apart from New Zealand.
The smoke generation system pumps diesel mixed with appropriately coloured dye into the jet exhaust to produce the colourful vapour trails that enhance both visual effect and flight safety. This allows five minutes of white smoke, one of red and one of blue.Click to search for AA36011 on ebay.co.uk Click to search for AA36011 on amazon.co.uk