Model of Hawker "Hunter" aircraft

Made:
1950-1955
maker:
Hawker Siddeley Aircraft Company Limited

Model of Hawker "Hunter" aircraft (scale 1:24), by Hawker Siddeley Aircraft Company, England, 1950-1955

Model of Hawker Hunter aircraft, scale 1:24. The Hunter was the first swept-back-wing fighter to be used in quantity by the Royal Air Force. The Hunter is not supersonic in level flight but can exceed the speed of sound in a shallow dive. The first prototype made its maiden flight on 20 July 1951, powered by a Rolls-Royce RA7R Avon engine, and later created a World Air Speed Record of 1170.5 kph.

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Details

Category:
Aeronautics
Object Number:
1956-198/1
Measurements:
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type:
model - representation
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Hawker Aircraft Limited

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