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The Hawker Hunter is a transonic British jet aircraft developed in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s by Hawker Siddeley. The single-seat Hunter entered service as a maneuverable fighter aircraft, and later operated in a fighter-bomber and reconnaissance roles in numerous conflicts. Two-seat variants remained in use for training and secondary roles with the Royal Air Force (RAF) and Royal Navy until the early 1990’s.

The Hunter was also widely exported, serving 21 other air forces. Sixty years after it’s original introduction it was still in active service, operated by the Lebanese Air Force until 2014.

The T7 is a two-seat side-by-side trainer/operational version intended for training and conversion operations and is powered by a Rolls-Royce Avon Mk. 122 turbine engine. The aircraft last flew in 2014, and was undergoing a major inspection at the time of purchase. Our goal is to return this aircraft to complete airworthiness, and offer flights to the public.

  • STATUS: Under Restoration
  • TYPE: Fighter
  • AIRCRAFT NUMBER: XL600
  • CREW: 2
  • LENGTH: 48 ft 10 in (14.88 m)
  • WINGSPAN: 33 ft 8 in (10.26 m)
  • HEIGHT: 13 ft 2 in (4.01m)
  • POWER: 7,425 lb
  • EMPTY WEIGHT: 13,360 lb (6,060 kg)
  • MAX. TAKEOFF WEIGHT: 25,000 lbs (11,340kg)
  • ENGINE: 1 Rolls-Royce Avon 122
  • MAXIMUM SPEED: Mach 0.929 (713 mph, 1,148 km/h, 620 knots) at Sea Level. Note: The Hawker Hunter was capable of achieving supersonic flight in a shallow dive.
  • CRUISING SPEED: 796 km/h
  • SERVICE CEILING: 47,000 ft (14,326 m)
  • RANGE: 3,060 km
  • ARMAMENT: Aden 30mm Cannon, AIM-9-Sidewinder Air-to-Air missiles, AGM-65 Maverick Air-to-Ground missiles

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