Since its first flight in 1974, the BAe Hawk, which is used as a training/low cost fighter aircraft, has continued in service for more than 30 years. The Hawk has an 11m wingspan,a gross weight of 5.1tons, and is powered by a Adour 151 turbofan engine. It can be armed with a 30mm machine gun pod and can carry up to 2270kg of ordnance. In addition to the RAF, the Hawk was exported to the Swiss Air Force and 16 other nations. The 20Swiss Air Force Hawk Mk.66s have been used as an advanced training aircraft and were deployed from 1990 to 2002.
Aircraft parts and markings are made by Italeri.
Photo-Etched parts and ordnance such as fuel tanks and sidewinder missiles are included.Four kinds of markings for the RAFs Hawk T Mk.I aircraft and one kind of decal for the Swiss Airforce"s Mk.66 are included.
Comes with 2 spin-cast pilot figures made by Tamiya, which work as weights for the model.