Hawker Sea Hawk F.1     VP422


                                    A much published photograph of an early Sea Hawk.   The Sea Hawk was developed from the
                                    Hawker P.1040.   The RAF never did invoke much interest in this range of fighters and hence it
                                    was left up to the Admiralty to exploit the design.   Since Hawkers were ramping up for Hunter
                                    production at the time, most of the production of Sea Hawks was laid off to subsidiary Armstrong
                                    Whitworth.   Sea Hawks, as part of the Fleet Air Arm fired their first shots in anger during the
                                    Suez Crisis of 1956.   Considerable numbers of Sea Hawks were exported to the Netherlands,
                                    Germany and India.