The Hawker Sea Hawk is a British single-seat jet day fighter formerly of the Fleet Air Arm, the air branch of the Royal Navy, built by Hawker Aircraft and its sister company, Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft.
Although its design originated from earlier Hawker piston-engine fighters, the Sea Hawk became the company’s first jet aircraft.
VP401 prototype first flown at Boscombe Down on 2 September 1947, later converted to a P.1072
VP413 Navalized prototype to specification N.7/46 first flown at Farnborough 3 September 1948.
VP422 second Naval prototype first flown at Farnborough 17 October 1949.
Sea Hawk F1
Production fighters powered by a Rolls-Royce Nene Mk 101 engine, 95 built
Sea Hawk F2
Production fighter with powered ailerons; 40 built by Armstrong Whitworth.
Sea Hawk FB 3
Fighter-bomber variant with stronger wing for external stores, 116 built.
Sea Hawk FGA 4
Fighter/Ground attack variant, 97 built.
Sea Hawk FB 5
FB3 fitted with the Nene Mk 103, 50 conversions.
Sea Hawk FGA 6
FGA4 with the Nene Mk 103, total of 101
Sea Hawk Mk 50
Export variant based on the FGA 6 for the Royal Netherland Navy, 22 built.
Sea Hawk Mk 100
Export variant for the West German Navy, similar to FGA 6 but fitted with taller fin and rudder; 32 built
Sea Hawk Mk 101
All-weather export variant for the West German Navy, as Mk 100 but fitted with a search radar in an under wing pod, 32 built.