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Klaas Willem Jonker
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† April 30, 2018

On Monday 30 April 2018, Wilko Jonker died after a long illness at the age of 58. He leaves behind a wife and two children. The Dutch military aviation and plastic modeling were his hobby and on this website he shared all the knowledge he has collected over the years. His hobby has been able to distract him from the persistent disease in his body until the last week of his life. The contacts with other hobbyists were a major support for him.

This website will be maintained by different people for as long as possible, so that other enthusiasts can continue to benefit from extensive content.

Hawker Hunter F.Mk.4; F.Mk.6 and T.Mk.7

History

Development.

The design of the Hawker Hunter was a project of the design team of Sir Sydney Camm. The aircraft, P.1067 was meant to test the new Rolls Royce (R.A.5 rated 2.950 kg thrust) A.J.65 jet engine, later known as Rolls Royce Avon.
The newest developments were used, such as swept wing.
In 1951 the first production version flew, designated Hawker Hunter Mk.1
The aircraft had supported steering of the rudders and proofed to be a manoeuvrable airplane.
Also armament of four 30 mm Aden guns was used, radar was used to determine the distance to the target. The guns were mounted in a gun pack, which could be lowered by using a lift. Also a single fuel supply was available, so the Hunter could be quickly serviced.
A limitation of many jet fighter at that time was the limited range, which made the use of external fuel tanks necessary. A total of 1969 examples were built, some users for instance the Swiss air force used the Hunter till the eighties.

Versions.

Hunter F.Mk.1
This was the first production version of the Hunter and entered quickened service. In fact there were still problems with the engine, Rolls Royce Avon 100 and the firing of the guns.
The first examples lacked the breaks under the fuselage. While production continued, several modifications were added. The problem with the shells was solved by extending the exhaust tubes. The problems with the shock waves caused by the firing of the guns was solved with the use of so called ”Blast Deflectors”. The flattened tubes deflected the gasses from the guns in such a way they didn't harm the engine. Another problem was the very limited range of 45 minutes.
Hunter F.Mk.2:
This version was identical to the Mk.1, built at Armstrong-Whitworth and equipped with a Armstrong-Siddeley Sapphire engine. This engine was built under license in the US as J.65 in the VS and used in the Republic F-84. This engine proofed to be better than the Rolls Royce Avon, but Hawker preferred Rolls Royce engines though.
Hunter F.3:
This was a modified prototype to be used for the speed record.
Hunter F.Mk.4:
In fact this type was a re-engined Mk.1 equipped with the Rolls Royce Avon Mk. 120 rated 3.630 kg thrust.
Also the internal fuel capacity was extended from 1.276 to 1.568 liter. Also the wing was reinforced and modified so pylons could be used to carry additional external fuel tanks (378 liter each) or bombs.
Later the wing was modified with modification 228, the saw tooth, to solve the pitching problem. This modification was also done on the existing operational aircraft. Export versions were the Mk.50, 51 and 52.
Hunter F.Mk.5:
This model was identical to the Mk.4, but equipped with a Armstrong-Siddely Sapphire engine.Hunter F.Mk.6:
This model was developed via the Hawker P.1083 and its derivative the Hawker P.1099. It was equipped with the stronger Rolls Royce Avon 200 rated 4.536 kg thrust, the saw tooth and improved steering. Also extra pylons could be added. March 1955 the first F.Mk. 6 was delivered to the RAF. A subversion was the F.6A, which was equipped with a brake chute, like the FGA.9. Export versions were the Mk.56, Mk.58 and Mk.60.
Hunter T.Mk.7:
In 1954 Hawker received specifications for a trainer version of the Hunter. The prototype made its maiden flight in June 1955. Initially there were some problems regarding the shape of the canopy
In February 1956 these problems were solved, also was decided to equip the aircraft with a brake chute; also the problems occurred with the engine, but the production version was equipped with a other engine. In October 1957 the first production aircraft made its maiden flight.
The RAF received 54 new aircraft plus six converted Hunter Mk.4s.
Danmark received six aircraft under the designation T.53, which lacked the wing modification; Peru received one trainer as T 62, which had a compass radome on the fuselage, just aft the canopy. India received 26 T.66’s and late another five T.66E’s, equipped with an Avon 203 engine. Many other countries, also the Netherlands, bought the Hunter trainer.
Hunter T.Mk.8:
This was a version of the T.MK.7 especially for the Royal Navy and equipped with an arrestor hook under the fuselage. Ten T.Mk.7’s were modified during production, later an additional seventeen and ten converted Mk.4' were delivered.
Hunter FGA.9:
At the end of the fifties the DeHavilland Venom needed to be replaced. Decided was to modify the Hunter for ground attacks. The wings were reinforced, pylons were modified, so 870 litre fuel tanks could be carried. because of these larger tanks a modification of the flaps was necessary. The outward pylon could be dropped and also a brake chute was added. Internal air conditioning was added, for use in tropical situations. Export versions were FGA.59; FGA70; FGA71; FGA73.
Hunter GA.11:
This was a modified version for training purposes for the Fleet Air Arm. The aircraft were modified Mk.4’s, with modification 228; arrestor hook. The guns were removed. Forty examples of this model were delivered.

 

Technical information Hunter F.Mk.4
Dimensions:
Length: 14 m Wing span: 10,26 m
Height: 4 m Wing area: 32,42 m2
Weights:
Empty Weight: 6405 kg Max start Weight: 11158 kg
Performance:
Max. speed: 1150 km/u Cruising speed: - km/u
Climbing speed: - m/min    
Service ceiling: 15240 m Range: 3060 km
Miscellaneous:
Crew: One aviator
Engine type: One Rolls Royce Avon Mk 115 rated 40 kN
Armament: Four Aden 30 mm guns

 

Technical information Hunter F.Mk.6
Dimensions:
Length: 14 m Wing span: 10,26 m
Height: 4,01 m Wing area: 32,42 m2
Weights:
Empty Weight: 6405 kg Max start Weight: 11158 kg
Performance:
Max. speed: 1150 km/u Cruising speed: - km/u
Climbing speed: - m/min    
Service ceiling: 15240 m Range: 3060 km
Miscellaneous:
Crew: 1
Engine type: One Rolls Royce Avon Mk. 203 rated 44,48 kN
Armament: Four Aden 30 mm guns; 3400 kg bombs.
Later also AIM-9 Sidewinders.

 

Technical information Hunter T.Mk.7
Dimensions:
Length: 14 m Wing span: 10,26 m
Height: 4,01 m Wing area: 32,42 m2
Weights:
Empty Weight: 6405 kg Max start Weight: 11158 kg
       
Performance:
Max. speed: 1150 km/u Cruising speed: - km/u
Climbing speed: - m/min    
Service ceiling: 15240 m Range: 3060 km
Miscellaneous:
Crew: 2
Engine type: One Rolls Royce Avon Mk. 203 rated 44,48 kN
Armament:  

 


In service with RNlAF.

In 1953 a consortium of Fokker, Aviolanda, De Schelde and of Avions Fairey, SABCA and FN-Herstal was ordered to produce 445 Hawker Hunters under license.
FN-Herstal built the engines, whereas Fokker, SABCA and Fairey were building the aircraft.
Fokker built on behalf of the RNLAF (KLu) 189 Hunters Mk.4 and Mk.6 plus an additional number of the 104 Belgian aircraft. In Belgium 152 aircraft were built.
The Hunter replaced in the Netherlands the Gloster Meteor. The RNlAF received also 20 T.Mk.7 trainers from Hawker, England.

Initially several problems occurred with the Hunter, see the text above. In operational use the Hunter was suffering from cross winds, especially compared with the Meteor. Also problems occurred with the Ferranti gun-sight and with the aiming of the guns. These were solved with some help from RAF specialists.
The Hunter Mk.6 was equipped later with Philco Ford GAR-6 Sidewinders.
The first six Hunters Mk.4 were Hawker built, the remaining ninety aircraft were Fokker built. The first Fokker built Hunter, N-107, was delivered February 1, 1956; the last one was delivered November 1, 1957.
Initially the Hunter had squadron codes applies on the nose. The serial was present just below the fin flash on the tail. In 1960 the system of squadron codes disappeared and the N-serial was applied on the nose.

N87 03 13

Hawker Hunter F.Mk.4 144 photographed in 1987 at the Militaire Luchtvaart Museum at Soesterberg.

N85 02 00

Hawker Hunter T.Mk.7 305 photographed in 1987 at open Day Dutch Air Force at airbase Leeuwarden.

At the end of the fifties modification 228, the wing modification was installed on the remaining Hunters Mk.4. The main external difference with the Mk.6 disappeared with this modification.
The only difference was in fact the engine and the corresponding exhaust. The Fokker production of the Hunter Mk.6 started in 1957. ninety three examples were built for the RNlAF. The first Hunter F.Mk.6 were delivered tot the RNlAF in October 1957
In 1963 the first Hunter squadrons were equipped with the successor of the Hunter, the Lockheed F-104G Starfighter. The last Hunters were withdrawn form use in 1968.

For more extensive information about the Dutch and Belgian Hunters I refer to the book written by Horsthuis.

IMG 3451

Hawker Hunter T.Mk.8 N-321 of the Dutch Hawker Hunter Foundation photographed June 2008 at Open Day Dutch Air Force at airbase Volkel.

IMG 3453

Hawker Hunter F.Mk.6 N-294 of the Dutch Hawker Hunter Foundation photographed June 2008 at Open Day Dutch Air Force at airbase Volkel.

 


Hawker Hunter

 

Dutch Hawker Hunter in Sankt Stefan from Orpheus Media on Vimeo.

 


Serial overview Hawker Hunter F.Mk.4, Hawker Hunter F.MK.6 and Hawker Hunter T.Mk.7 of the Royal Netherlands Air Force.

Serial overview Hawker Hunter F.Mk.4.

Serial
Serial
Constr. nr.
Constr. nr.
Squadron codes
Squadron-codes
Date in service
Date in service
Date out of service
Date out of service
Notes
Notes
Hawker built aircraft
N-101 8601 4R-1; 3P-23; 9I-21 02-03-1953 23-01-1963 Written off and scrapped after being used for fire practices.
N-102 8602 4R-2; 3P-14; 9I-7 29-12-1955 15-08-1963 Written off and scrapped
N-103 8603 4R-3; 3P-25; 9I-1 29-12-1955 05-03-1963 Written off and scrapped
N-104 8604   09-03-1956 23-01-1963 Written off and scrapped
N-105 8605 4R-5; 3P-2; 7E-15; 3W-15; 91-5 10-02-1956 23-01-1963 Written off and scrapped after being used for fire practices.
N-106 8606 4R-6; 3P-6; 4R-16; 29-12-1955 06-09-1963 Written off and scrapped after being used for fire practices.
Fokker built aircraft
N-107 8607 3P-8, 3P-28; 9I-17 29-12-1955 11-12-1961 Crashed and written off.
N-108 8608 3P-20; 9I-17 03-02-1956 23-01-1963 Written off and scrapped after being used for fire practices.
N-109 8609 3P-22, 3P-24, 3P-99 02-01-1956 01-07-1963 Written off, used for instructional purposes and scrapped.
N-110 8610  4R-11; 3P-14; 4R-24 09-02-1956 23-01-1963 Written off and scrapped
N-111 8611  3P-11 06-03-1956 08-08-1962 Crashed; written off.
N-112 8612  4R-I2; 4R-13; 3P-9; 3P-13 15-03-1956 20-08-1962 Crashed in (Dutch) New Guinea and written off.
N-113 8613 4R-13; 3P-15 02-03-1956 26-08-1962 Written off and scrapped after being used for fire practices.
N-114 8614 4R-14; 3P-8; 3P-16; 4R-10; 4R-23 11-04-1956 21-05-1959 Written off;
To Tu Delft.
N-115 8615 4R-15; 3P-17; 9I-4 15-03-1956 01-03-1963 Written off; To KMA, Breda; Scrapped.
N-116 8616 4R-16; 3P-18; 4R-8 03-04-1956 01-03-1963 Used for target towing from air base Leeuwarden;
Written off and scrapped
N-117 8617 4R-17; 4R-11; 3P-21; 4R-24 24-04-1956 19-09-1957 Written off and scrapped after being used for instructional purposes.
N-118 8618 4R-18; 3P-14; 7E-18; 3W-18; 9I-17; 9I-25; 91-26 06-03-1956 23-01-1963 Written off and scrapped after being used for fire practices.
N-119 8619 3P-10; 4R-19; 3P-5 02-05-1956 21-09-1960 Written off and scrapped after being used for fire practices
N-120 8620 3P-11; 3P-13; 7E-25; 3W-25; 9I-18 25-04-1956 24-04-1962 Crashed.
N-121 8621 3P-1; 3P-11; 9I-5 03-04-1956 05-03-1963 Written off and scrapped
N-122 8622 4R-20; 4R-23, 4R-12 24-04-1956 31-05-1960 Written off and stored;
To Militaire Luchtvaart Museum, Soesterberg
N-123 8623 3P-2; 4R-5; 3P-16; 3P-26; 9I-8 04-04-1956 19-03-1963 Written off and scrapped after being used for fire practices.
N-124 8624 3P-5; 7E-; 3W-27; 19-04-1956 19-03-1963  
N-125 8625 4R-21, 4R-22 01-05-1956 21-03-1963 Written off and scrapped after being used for fire practices.
N-126 8626 3P-6; 4R-6 25-04-1956 30-08-1963 Written off and scrapped
N-127 8627 4R-22, 4R-7 17-05-1956 05-05-1959 Written off and scrapped
N-128 8628 4R-23, 4R-8, 4R-26; Y9-8 15-05-1956 01-03-1963 Written off and scrapped
N-129 8629 3P-9; 4R-13; 26-04-1956 07-06-1960 Written off;
Monument at Air base Soesterberg;
Later to Camp Crailo; later as instructional air frame toe Gilze-Rijen.
N-130 8630 3P-10; 4R-19; 4R-8 24-05-1956 21-11-1958 Crashed.
N-131 8631 4R-24, 4R-20 05-05-1956 13-08-1962 Crashed and scrapped.
N-132 8632 3P-12; 4R-20; 4R-1; 28-05-1956 16-05-1960 Written off and scrapped after being used for fire practices.
N-133 8633 3P-13 09-06-1956 09-08-1956 Crashed
N-134 8634 3P-14; 4R-18; 3P-18; 4R-19 28-05-1956 30-05-1960 Written off and scrapped after being used for fire practices.
N-135 8635 4R-12; 4R-17; 4R-18 28-05-1956 23-01-1963 Written off and scrapped after being used for fire practices.
N-136 8636 3P-21; 4R-11; 3P-1; 4R-4; 4R-2 30-06-1956 05-05-1959 Written off and scrapped
N-137 8637 4R-21; 4R-5 12-06-1956 05-03-1963 Written off and scrapped
N-138 8638 4R-11;4R-15; 03-07-1956 17-06-1960 Written off;
To Schaarsbergen as monument. Gateguard at Airbase Leeuwarden
N-139 8639 3P-7; 4R-14 21-06-1956 30-05-1960 Written off and scrapped after being used for fire practices.
N-140 8640 3P-3; 4R-1; 4R-11; 9I-2 03-07-1956 30-11-1959 Crashed and written off.
N-141 8641 4R-16; 7E-8; 4R-16 10-07-1956 19-11-1959 Crashed and written off.
N-142 8642 3P-19; 3P-20; 3P-11; 4R-18; 4R-17 20-08-1956 04-04-1963 Written off and scrapped
N-143 8643 3P-4; 4R-6 03-08-1956 27-05-1959 Written off; used for instructional purposes, later used for fire practices and scrapped.
N-144 8644 3P-16; 4R-12 27-08-1956 29-05-1959 Written off; used for instructional purposes;
Later preserved for Militaire Luchtvaart Museum, Soesterberg.
N-145 8645 4R-17; 4R-3 30-08-1956 15-12-1959 Crashed and written off.
N-146 8646 3P-22; 4R-4; 9I-8 09-08-1956 06-05-1963 Written off and scrapped
N-147 8647 4R-9; 9I-23 27-08-1956 02-06-1960 Written off and scrapped after being used for fire practices.
N-148 8648 4R-10 31-08-1956 11-06-1959 Written off
N-149 8649 3P-23; 3P-10; 7E-6; 4R-21 15-09-1956 23-05-1958 Crashed
N-150 8652   16-01-1957 09-06-1959 Written off; used for instructional purposes fire brgiade.
Later scrapped.
N-151 8653 3P-7; 3W-24; 9I-3 13-12-1956 26-08-1963 Written off and scrapped
N-152 8660 4R-2; 3P-10; 3P-23; 3W-7; 9I-10 16-01-1957 12-10-1960 Written off and scrapped after being used for fire practices.
N-153 8661 3P-6; 9I-15 06-02-1957 05-04-1960 Crashed
N-154 8668 4R-4; 3P-3; 3P-18; 9I-11 27-12-1956 16-06-1960 Crashed
N-155 8669 3P-2; 3P-12; 3W-22; 9I-22 24-01-1957 12-10-1960 Written off and scrapped after being used for fire practices.
N-156 8676 3P-4; 3P-9’3P-19; 3W-26; 9I-12 16-01-1957 12-10-1960 Written off and scrapped after being used for fire practices.
N-157 8677 7E-1; 3W-1 29-01-1957 10-08-1959 Crashed
N-158 8684 3P-17; 3W-6; Y9-3; 9I-20 05-03-1957 12-08-1960 Written off and scrapped after being used for fire practices.
N-159 8685 3P-19; 3W-2 11-02-1957 19-09-1960 Written off and scrapped
N-160 8692 7E-9; 3W-9 29-03-1957 03-08-1960 Written off and scrapped after being used for fire practices.
N-161 8693 7E-16; 3W-16; 9I-16 25-01-1957 12-10-1960 Written off and scrapped after being used for fire practices.
N-162 8694 7E-4; 3W-4; 9I-10 20-03-1957 13-08-1960 Written off.
N-163 8699 7E-14; 3W-14; 9I-21 10-04-1957 12-10-1960 Written off and scrapped after being used for instructional purposes.
N-164 8700 7E-10; 3W-10 26-03-1957 09-08-1963 Written off
N-165 8701 7E-11; 3W-11; 9I-9 02-04-1957 13-08-1960 Written off and scrapped
N-166 8702 4R-21; 7E-17; 3W-17; 9I-14 26-04-1957 12-10-1960 Written off and scrapped after being used for fire practices.
N-167 8707 7E-13; 3W-13 26-03-1957 19-08-1963 Written off and scrapped
N-168 8708 7E-12; 3W-12; 9I-13 08-04-1957 12-10-1960 Written off and scrapped after being used for fire practices.
N-169 8709 4R-2; 3P-27; 3W-23; 9I-25 23-04-1957 12-10-1960 Written off and scrapped after being used for fire practices.
N-170 8714 7E-19; 3W-19 24-04-1957 02-05-1963 Written off; To Breda as Monument; later scrapped.
N-171 8715 3P-21; 9I-24 16-04-1957 13-08-1960 Written off and scrapped after being used for instructional purposes.
N-172 8716 4R-18; 4R-15; 3P-24; 3W-5; 9I-7 24-04-1957 04-11-1959 Written off
N-173 8717 7E-21; 3W-21; 9I-6 06-05-1957 13-08-1960 Written off; Gate guard at Woensdrecht; later scrapped.
N-174 8722 7E-20; 3W-20; 9I-4 03-05-1957 03-09-1959 Crashed.
N-175 8723 3P-23; Y9-30 03-05-1957 24-02-1961 01-10-1958 to Leeuwarden as N-75; Crashed
N-176 8724 3P-22; Y9-46; Y9-6 3-05-1957 7-11-1961 01-10-1958 Flight service squadron at Leeuwarden.
Written off and scrapped after being used for instructional purposes and fire practices.
N-177 8725 7E-23; 3W-23; Y9-49; Y9-7 13-05-1957 7-11-1961 01-10-1958 Flight service squadron at Leeuwarden as N-77.
Written off and scrapped after being used for instructional purposes and fire practices.
N-178 8726 3P-25; Y9-31; 23-05-1957 29-07-1958 Crashed; used for instructional purposes.
N-179 8727 Y9-41, Y9-9 9-05-1957 29-08-1962 01-10-1958 to Flight service squadron at Leeuwarden.
Written off and scrapped
N-180 8728 4R-25; Y9-44; Y9-10 16-05-1957 8-11-1961 Written off; To Nijmegen as monument;
later scrapped after being used as instructional airframe.
N-181 8729 7E-24; 3W-24; Y9-50; Y9-11 05-06-1957 02-09-1958 Crashed
N-182 8730 4R-23; Y9-43; Y9-12 29-05-1957 01-04-1962 Written off and scrapped after being used for fire practices.
N-183 8731 Y9-40, Y9-13 12-06-1957 28-11-1961 Written off and scrapped after being used for instructional purposes.
N-184 8732 7E-26; Y9-51 17-06-1957 05-05-1958 Crashed.
N-185 8733 3P-26; Y9-47;Y9-15 12-06-1957 12-091962 Written off and scrapped after being used for instructional purposes.
N-186 8734 4R-27; Y9-45; Y9-16 12-06-1957 01-04-1962 Written off and scrapped after being used for instructional purposes.
N-187 8735 4R-5; Y9-42; Y9-17 14-06-1957 01-04-1962 Written off and scrapped after being used for instructional purposes.
N-188 8736 3P-27; Y9-32; Y9-18 04-07-1957 01-04-1962 01-10-1958 to Flight service squadron at Leeuwarden as N-88.
Written off and scrapped after being used as instructional airframe.
N-189 8737 3P-28; Y9-33; Y9-19 27-08-1957 07-07-1960 Crashed; Remains to fire brigade.
N-190 8738 4R-14; Y9-34; Y9-20 26-07-1957 13-08-1960 Written off and scrapped
N-191 8739 4R-28;Y9-35; Y9-21 25-07-1957 19-09-1960 Written off and scrapped after being used for instructional purposes.
N-192 8740 4R-13; Y9-36; Y9-22 24-08-1957 13-08-1960 Written off.
N-193 8741 3P11; Y9-37; Y0-23 25-09-1957 13-08-1960 Written off.
N-194 8742 4R-22; Y9-38; Y9-24 4-09-1957 13-08-1960 Written off; To A. Fokkerschool;
later to LETS and scrapped after being used for fire practices.
N-195 8743 3P-18; Y9-39; Y9-25 12-091957 13-08-1960 Written off and scrapped
N-196 8744 4R-4; 3P-28; Y9-48; Y9-1 14-10-1957 19-09-1960 Written off and scrapped

 

Serial overview Hawker Hunter F.Mk.6.

Serial
Serial
Constr. nr.
Constr. nr.
Squadron codes
Squadron-codes
Date in service
Date in service
Date out of service
Date out of service
Notes
Notes
N-201 8788 3P-1 07-10-1957   18-10-1966 Sold to Hawker;
02-01-1968 to Chile.
N-202 8798 3P-2 28-10-1957   18-10-1966 Sold to Hawker;
02-01-1968 to Chile.
N-203 8799 3P-3 05-11-1957   15-04-1964 Sold to Hawker;
to India.
N-204 8800 3P-4 05-11-1957   22-04-1964 Sold to Hawker;
to India.
N-205 8801 3P-5 11-11-1957   18-10-1966 Sold to Hawker;
to Iraq.
N-206 8808 3P-6 14-03-1958 08-12-1959 Crashed.
N-207 8809 3P-7 20-03-1958 23-05-1962 Written off and scrapped
N-208 8810 3P-8 16-12-1957   26-03-1964 Sold to Hawker;
to India.
N-209 8811 3P-9  02-01-1958   02-07-1965 Sold to Hawker;
to India.
N-210 8818 3P-10 02-01-1958   10-10-1966 Sold to Hawker;
to Chile.
N-211 8819 3P-11  17-03-1958   Written off ;
to LETS
N-212 8820 3P-12 01-02-1958 06-07-1962 24-04-1968 Sold to Hawker;
to India.
N-213 8821 3P-13 10-02-1958   06-08-1968 Sold to Hawker; to India.
N-214 8828 3P-14 02-01-1958   17-04-1964 Sold to Hawker;
to India.
N-215 8829 3P-15 20-03-1958 06-07-1962 Written off and scrapped
N-216 8830 3P-16 02-01-1958   30-07-1968 Sold to Hawker;
to India.
N-217 8838 3P-17 03-02-1958 20-06-1960 Crashed.
N-218 8839 3P-18 09-01-1958   24-04-1964 Sold to Hawker;
to India.
N-219 8840 3P-19 08-02-1958   30-07-1968 Sold to Hawker;
To Qatar
N-220 8841 3P-20 04-01-1958   20-09-1966 Sold to Hawker;
to Chile.
N-221 8846 3P-21 01-02-1958   01-04-1964 Sold to Hawker;
To Iraq
N-222 8850 3P-22  08-02-1958   03-08-1968 Sold to Hawker;
to Qatar
N-223 8851 3P-23 08-02-1958   31-03-1964 Sold to Hawker;
to India.
N-224 8856 3P-24 10-03-1958   09-08-1966 Sold to Hawker;
to Chile.
N-225 8857 3W-1 24-02-1958 22-05-1962 Written off and scrapped
N-226 8858 3W-2  14-02-1958 06-03-1959 Written off.
Monument, later to swimming pool "bosbad Hoeven"; Scrapped.
N-227 8859 3W-16 13-05-1958 06-07-1962 Written off and scrapped
N-228 8867 3W-6 24-02-1958 06-07-1962 Written off.
N-229 8868 3W-3 10-03-1958 22-05-1962 Written off and scrapped
N-230 8869 3W-13 14-04-1958   01-04-1964 Sold to Hawker;
to India.
N-231 8870 3W-5 26-03-1958 22-07-1963 Written off and scrapped
N-232 8871 3W-7 17-03-1958   15-11-1966 Sold to Hawker;
to Chile.
N-233 8877 3W-4 16-04-1958 15-10-1963 Written off and scrapped
N-234 8881 3W-15  22-04-1958   13-02-1964 Sold to Hawker;
to Iraq
N-235 8887 3W-8 15-04-1958 06-07-1962 Written off and scrapped
N-236 8888 3W-9 17-04-1958 28-05-1962 Written off and scrapped
N-237 8889 3W-10 22-04-1958 22-05-1962 Written off.
N-238 8890 3W-12 24-04-1958 26-08-1963 Written off and scrapped
N-239 8891 3W-11 13-05-1958 21-05-1959 Crashed
N-240 8899 3W-17 20-05-1958 06-07-1962 Written off and scrapped
N-241 8900 3W-14 13-05-1958 14-05-1962 Written off.
N-242 8901 3W-18 08-05-1958 17-07-1963 Written off and scrapped
N-243 8906 3W-20  30-05-1958 06-07-1962 Written off and scrapped
N-244 8907 3W-19  03-06-1958 22-05-1962 Written off.
N-245 8908 3W-25  09-06-1958 25-09-1962 Written off and scrapped
N-246 8916 3W-21 16-06-1958 06-09-1963 Written off and scrapped
N-247 8917 3W-22  12-06-1958   07-11-1963 Sold to Hawker;
to Iraq
N-248 8918 3W-24 05-06-1958 29-05-1962 Written off and scrapped
N-249 8919 3W-23 10-07-1958   08-03-1964 Sold to Hawker;
To Jordan.
N-250 8920 4R-7  15-07-1958   24-04-1964 Sold to Hawker;
to India.
N-251 8921 4R-2  28-06-1958 18-04-1962 Written off and scrapped
N-252 8925 4R-21  11-07-1958   25-07-1968 Sold to Hawker;
to India.
N-253 8926 4R-4  22-07-1958   31-01-1964 Sold to Hawker;
to Iraq.
N-254 8927 4R-8  15-07-1958 06-12-1960 Crashed
N-255 8928 4R-9 02-09-1958   17-04-1964 Sold to Hawker;
to Iraq.
N-256 8929 4R-6 27-08-1958 28-07-1960 Crashed
N-257 8930 4R-1  02-09-1958   03-10-1967 Sold to Hawker;
to Kuwait
N-258 8934 4R-10 14-08-1958 06-07-1962 Written off;
Monument air base Leeuwarden, later Gilze-Rijen.
In the end to Soesterberg as monument
N-259 8935 4R-5 27-08-1958   01-04-1964 Sold to Hawker;
to Iraq.
N-260 8936 4R-23  02-09-1958 13-04-1961 Crashed
N-261 8937 4R-3 03-09-1958   26-03-1964 Sold to Hawker;
to India.
N-262 8938 4R-11 07-10-1958   28-09-1966 Sold to Hawker;
to Chile.
N-263 8939 4R-12  07-10-1958   01-04-1964 Sold to Hawker;
to Iraq.
N-264 8943 4R-13  07-10-1958   27-08-1968 Sold to Hawker;
to Jordan.
N-265 8944 4R-14  14-10-1958   17-04-1964 Sold to Hawker;
to India.
N-266 8945 4R-16 07-10-1958   15-11-1966 Sold to Hawker;
to Chili.
N-267 8946 4R-17  04-11-1958 20-11-1962 Written off and scrapped
N-268 8947 4R-18  04-11-1958   27-08-1968 Sold to Hawker;
to Qatar
N-269 8948 4R-19 14-10-1958   26-03-1964 Sold to Hawker;
to India.
N-270 8952 4R-20 04-11-1958   07-11-1966 Sold to Hawker;
to Chile.
N-271 8953 4R-15  17-11-1958   18-07-1968 Sold to Hawker;
to India.
N-272 8954 4R-22  24-12-1958 22-03-1963 Written off.
N-273 8955 4R-24  24-11-1958   18-10-1966 Sold to Hawker;
to Chile.
N-274 8956 4R-25 04-12-1958   18-07-1968 Sold to Hawker;
to India.
N-275 8957 3W-4  04-12-1958 14-05-1963 Crashed
N-276 8961 3W-5  04-12-1958   27-09-1966 Sold to Hawker;
to Chile.
N-277 8962 4R-6  08-12-1958   01-11-1966 Sold to Hawker;
to Chile.
N-278 8963   19-01-1959 06-01-1960 Crashed
N-279 8964 4R-26; 4R-4  08-12-1958   13-08-1968 Sold to Hawker;
to Jordan.
N-280 8965 4R-26  15-12-1958 29-07-1964 Crashed
N-281 8966 3P-25; 3W-26 08-12-1958 16-08-1962 Written off and used for instructional purposes.
N-282 8970   29-01-1959   01-08-1967 Sold to Hawker;
to Kuwait.
N-283 8971 3P-27 09-01-1959   27-11-1967 Sold to Hawker;
to Jordan.
N-284 8972   23-01-1959 05-04-1963 Written off.
N-285 8973 3W-11 29-01-1959 11-02-1963 Written off and scrapped
N-286 8974 3P-28  15-01-1959 02-07-1963 Written off and scrapped
N-287 8975 3W-2 28-02-1959 15-03-1963 Written off and scrapped
N-288 8976 3W-21 25-02-1959 22-03-1963 Written off and used for instructional purposes.
N-289 8977 3W-23 25-02-1959 08-03-1963 Written off and scrapped
N-290 8978 3W-15 24-03-1959 16-03-1963 Written off and used for instructional purposes.
N-291 8979 3W-12 25-02-1959 22-03-1963 Written off and scrapped
N-292 8980 3W-18  07-04-1959 26-03-1963 Written off and used for instructional purposes.
N-293 8981 3W-22 02-04-1959 25-07-1963 Written off and scrapped

 

Serial overview Hawker Hunter T.Mk.7.

Serial
Serial
Constr. nr.
Constr. nr.
RAF Serial
RAF Serial
Date in service
Date in service
Date out of service
Date out of service
Notes
Notes
N-301     18-07-1958 06-08-1968 Sold to Hawker.
N-302 41H/694510   18-07-1958 08-12-1967 Sold to Denmark as ET-273
N-303     09-09-1958 27-08-1968 Sold to Hawker.
N-304     07-08-1958 27-08-1968 Sold to Hawker
N-305 41H/693457   02-10-1958 28-07-1967 Written off; Preserved and to Militaire Luchtvaart Museum Soesterberg
N-306     01-10-1958 11-07-1966 Written off after accident
N-307 41H/693749   30-10-1958 11-12-1967 Sold to Denmark as ET-274
N-308     04-11-1958 13-03-1963 Written off and scrapped
N-309     23-01-1959 21-07-1959 Written off after crash
N-310     04-11-1958 23-01-1963 Written off and scrapped
N-311   XM117 06-03-1959 23-09-1963 Written off and scrapped
N-312   XM118 24-03-1959 25-07-2965 Sold to Hawker
N-313 41H/695335 XM119 06-05-1959 23-02-1965 Sold to Hawker
N-314 41H/695336 XM120 24-03-1959 07-03-1963 Written off and scrapped
N-315 41H/695337 XM121 24-03-1959 27-01-1966 To NLR for parts N-320;
Later to Batley, UK noted Long Marston, Stratford Ac collection July 1999
N-316 41H/695338 XM122 24-03-1959 16-02-1965 Sold to Hawker
N-317 41H/695339 XM123 24-03-1959 15-03-1964 Became G-09-164
N-318 41H/695340 XM124 01-05-1959 09-03-1965 Sold to Hawker
N-319   XM125 28-05-1959 02-03-1964 Sold to Hawker
N-320 41H/695342 XM126 10-04-1959 15-06-1966 To NLR as PH-NLH;
to Aviodome.

 


Scale 1/72

  • Airfix
    • Kit 288/1212/02008-0/: Hunter F.Mk.6. the original kit, not quite correct.
    • Kit 02073: Hunter FGA.9. same kit with extra parts.
  • ARK Models
    • Kit 72026: Hawker Hunter F1 [ex FROG]
  • Frog/Novo
    • Kit F320: Hunter F.1; original 1955 release.
    • Kit F144: Hunter F.Mk 6. (Hunter F.1??) 1965 release wiht extra parts.
    • Kit F204: Hunter F.GA9; 1974 release.
  • Master Craft
    • Kit d-201: Hawker Hunter F Mk6 (RAF, KLu, R.Belg AF) (ex Plastyk kit)
  • Matchbox
    • Kit PK-117: Hunter Mk.6/T.Mk.7.
  • PJ Productions
    • Kit PJ721015 Hunter Mk.4: Very nice and good looking resin model.
    • Kit PJ721022 Hunter F6, FGA9, FR10, FGA57: Very nice and good looking resin model.
  • Revell
    • Kit 04350: Hunter Mk.6: This is one of the best, possibly the best Hunter kit available. Decals are supplied for a Dutch Hunter
    • Kit 04186: Hunter FGA.9, based on the same moulds as the Hunter Mk. 6
  • Xtra-decal
    • Kit k72013: Hawker Hunter T7
  • Pro Resin
    • Kit R72-050: Hawker Hunter T.8M (Royal Navy)
    • Kit R72-049: Hawker Hunter T.66/T.66A/T.66B/T.68 (Swiss AF, Iraq AF, Indian AF, Jordan AF)
    • Kit R72-048: Hawker Hunter T.7/T.8C /T.53 (KLu, RAF R.Dan.AF)
  • Plastyk
    • Kit s-025: Hawker Hunter FGA71 (Chile AF) [ex FROG]
    • Kit s-038: Hawker Hunter F MK58 (Swiss AF) [ex FROG]
    • Kit s-007: Hawker Hunter F6 (RAF) / FGA.71 (Chile) [oorspronkelijk FROG-kit]
IMG 8677Model of a Hawker Hunter F.Mk. 6. This Matchbox kit I built mid eighties.

 

Hawker F Mk 4 Hunter AKleijn
A model of a Hawker Hunter F. Mk.4 built by Adri Kleijn.
Hawker F Mk 6 Hunter AKleijn
A model of a Hawker Hunter F. Mk.6 built by Adri Kleijn.
Hawker T Mk 7 Hunter AKleijn
A model of a Hawker Hunter T. Mk.7, built by Adri Kleijn.

 

Modelling add-on

  • Aeroclub
    • Set C023: Canopy Hunter F.6 for Airfix Hunter
    • Set EJ010: Martin Baker Mk4A ejectioon seat, idem
      • Aeroclub delivered also two nose sections (Hunter Mk. 6 and Hunter T.Mk 7) to correct the Matchbox Hunter.
  • Airwaves
    • Set 7282: Detail set Hawker Hunter FGA.9, Revell
    • Set 7287: Detailset Hawker Hunter FGA.9 Flaps (Revell)
  • Alley Cat
    • Set 72025C: Hawker Hunter PR10 Conversion (Revell)
    • Set 72026C: Hawker Hunter GA11 Conversion (Revell)
  • CMK
    • Set 7123: Detail set interieur (Revell)
    • Set 7124: Idem exterieur.
    • Set 7125: undercarriage.
    • Set Q72099: wheels for Hunter F6
  • Eduard
    • Set 72-230 / SS230: Detailset for Hawker Hunter MK6 (Revell)
  • FlightPath
    • Set 72067: Detail set for Revell Hunter.
  • LF Models
    • Set 7293: Hawker Hunter T Mk.7 (RAF)
    • Set 7295: Hawker Hunter T Mk.7B (RAF)
    • Set 7297: Hawker Hunter T Mk.8C (Royal Navy)
    • Set 7294: Hawker Hunter T Mk.8M (Royal Navy)
    • Set 7298: Hawker Hunter T Mk.68 (Swiss AF)
    • Set 7296: Hawker Hunter T Mk.8 (Royal Navy)
  • Master, reality in Miniature
    • Set AM-72-021: Hawker Hunter - Pitot Tube
  • Model Alliance
    • Set 72170: Hawker Hunter F2/5 Conversion set.
    • Set 72171: Hawker Hunter F1/4 Conversion set.
  • Oddsandordnance
    • Set 72014: Hawker Hunter trainer resin conversion set (Revell)
  • Part Etchings
    • Set 72-238: detailling set for Hunter F6 Revell
  • Pavla
    • Set XX: Martin Baker Mk.3H ejection seat for Revell Hunter F.MK.6.
    • Set 72049: Resin interieur for Revell Hunter.
    • Set U72-89: Hawker Hunter F.Mk3 with vacu canopy and decal sheet (Revell)
    • Set U72-68: Hawker Hunter Prototype WB188 (Revell)
  • PJ Productions
    • Set 721207: Hawker Hunter T7 conversion (KLu, Swiss AF and RAF) voor Revell kit met decals voor o.a. Zwitserse en Nederlandse kist
  • Rob Taurus Canopies
    • Set 72027: Canopy Hawker Hunter F Mk6 (Revell)
  • Scale Aircraft Conversions
    • Set 72049: Hawker Hunter Landing Gear (Revell)
  • Wolfpack
    • Set 72022: Hawker Hunter F3 conversion set (Revell)
    • Set 72031: Hawker Hunter F.1/2/4/5 Conversion set for Revell 1/72 Hunter F.6

Decals

  • DutchDecal:
    • Set 72020: Contains decals of several aircraft such as Hawker Hunter Mk.4: N-110/N-111 with 'Papua Barat"-flag 1960.; N-176: TargetTug. Hawker Hunter Mk.6: N-219, 325 squadron; N-292 324 squadron.
    • Set 72032: Contains decals of several aircraft such as a Hunter of 322 sq 3W-26 and 327 sq N-213;
    • Set 72039: Contains decals of several aircraft such as a Hawker Hunter Mk.4 N-156/3W-26; N-11x/3P-17; N-178/Y9-31; N-132/4R-20; N-123/9I-24; N-164/7E-10 en Hunter Mk.6 N-176; N-202; N-213 and N-283 and Hunter T.MK.7 N-320 (camouflage scheme)
    • Museum set: Contains decals of several aircraft on display, such as Hunter Mk.4, N-144, in the Militaire Luchtvaart Museum at Soesterberg.
  • Cutting Edge
    • 72043: decals for several Hunter such as Dutch Hunter F.Mk.6 N-249.

Scale 1/48

  • Academy
    • Kit 2164: Hawker Hunter F.6
    • Kit 2169: Hawker Hunter FGA.9
  • Italeri
    • Kit 2708: Hawker Hunter F.6 met decals voor een Nederlandse kist (is gelijk aan Academy kit 2164)
  • Lindberg
    • Kit 2211: Hawker Hunter F4
  • Nichimo
    • Kit 4811: Hawker Hunter F.6

Modelling add-on

  • Aeroclub
    • Set C073: Canopy voor Hawker Hunter F
  • Aires
    • Set 4087: Hawker Hunter wheel bay
  • Airwaves
    • Set SC4825: Martin Baker MK4 (Hunter T7 Early)
  • Eduard
    • Set 48-233: Detailleringsset voor Hawker Hunter F6
  • Flightpath
    • Set 48056: Detailleringsset voor hawker hunter F.6/FGA9
  • FM Detail Sets
    • set 480904: Detailleringsset voor Hawker Hunter
  • Heritage Aviation
    • Set AC4803: Hawker Hunter T7 resin conversie (Academy) met nieuwe neus, voorste romphelft, uitlaat en vacugevormde canopy.
  • Maestro models
    • Set 4818: (Twee) Vacugevormde canopies (geopend) voor Hunter F.6
    • set 4824: Resin wielen voor Hawker Hunter F.6/FGA.9
  • Master, reality in Miniature
    • Set AM-48-039: Hawker Hunter - Pitot Tube
  • PJ Productions
    • Set 481208: Hawker Hunter FR10 Conversion
  • SBS
    • Set 48018: Detailleringsset ineterieur en exterieur voor Hawker Hunter
  • Scale Aircraft Conversions
    • Set 48173: Landingsgestel inclusief wielen.
  • Squadron
    • Set SQ09596: Canopies Hawker Hunter F
  • True Details
    • Set 48423: Twee Martin Baker Mk2H schietstoelen
    • Set 49007: Hawker Hunter F6 Cockpit Set (Academy/Italeri)

Decals

  • DutchDecal:
    • Set 48014: Avenger TBM-3W2 MLD. P-40N PVA ML/ KNIL. H . Hunter KLu Hunter T-7 KLu. H.Hurricana IIa/b ML/KNIL.
    • Set 48023: Hawker Hunter Mk.4.6.T.7 RNethAF.
    • Set 48042: Seahawk MLD, Hunter KLu. FW Strosser LSK, Swordfish 860 Sqn.

 


The single seat fighters had one colour scheme applied of dark green and grey on the upper surfaces and aluminium dope on the under sides. In fact this was the standard RAF scheme.
The trainers were overall aluminium dope. Initially with yellow bonds, later with day glow panels applied on fuselage and wings.
Hunter T.MK.7 N-320 was the only camouflaged trainer.

Scheme Colour name FS-number BS-number Humbrol XtraColor Vallejo Model Color Vallejo Model Air Hataka
Hunter F.Mk.4/F.Mk.6 and Hunter T.Mk.7 N-320
Standard #1 Upper surfaces Dark sea grey 29 ~6173 BS:638 156 X004 70.836 71.405 ~265
Dark green 28   BS:641 163   70.892 71.324 ~143
Undersides Aluminium 17178   56 / 191 X-216 70.864 71.062  
Light Grey (RAL 7001) ~6320   128 X-255 70.950   ~189
Hawker Hunter T.Mk.7
Standard #1 RAF trainer scheme Aluminium 17178   56 / 191 X-216 70.864 71.062  
Yellow bonds on fuselage and wings.     154 X-11 70.953 71.078  
Standard #2 Overall Aluminium 17178   11 / 191 X-216 70.864 71.062  
Day glo panels     209   70.733    

Check www.paint4models.com for an extensive conversion table with lots of colour and paint systems.

 

Hawker Hunter F.Mk.4

Hawker Hunter FMk4 1 SMALL
Hawker Hunter F.Mk.4: Delivery scheme with roundels in six positions and squadron codes on the nose.
Hawker Hunter FMk4 2 SMALL
Hawker Hunter F.Mk.4: Delivery scheme with squadron codes on the nose. Several aircraft of different squadrons are shown.
Hawker Hunter FMk4 3 SMALL
Hawker Hunter F.Mk.4: after having (wing) modification 228 applied.
Hawker Hunter FMk4 4 SMALL
Hawker Hunter F.Mk.4: Second colour scheme, no squadron serials, roundels in four positions.
Hawker Hunter FMk4 5 SMALL
Hawker Hunter F.Mk.4: Colour scheme with so called Papua Barat flag on the tail, applied during two days in June 1962.

 

Hawker Hunter F.Mk.6

Hawker Hunter FMk6 1 SMALL
Hawker Hunter F.Mk.6: delivery schema with roundels in six positions; squadron markings; alumunium dope undersides.
Hawker Hunter FMk6 2 SMALL
Hawker Hunter F.Mk.6: Delivery scheme with squadron codes on the nose. Several aircraft of different squadrons are shown.
Hawker Hunter FMk6 3 SMALL
Hawker Hunter F.Mk.6: Secode paint scheme with roundels in four positions; squadron badge on vertical tail and light grey RAL 7001 undersides.

 

Hawker Hunter T.Mk.7

Hawker Hunter TMk7 1 SMALL
Hawker Hunter T.Mk.7: Delivery scheme with overall aluminium dope with yellow panels and roundels in six positions.
Hawker Hunter TMk7 2 SMALL
Hawker Hunter T.Mk.7: Second colour scheme with dayglo panels, roundels in four positions.
Hawker Hunter TMk7 3 SMALL
Hawker Hunter T.Mk.7: N-320 the only trainer with a camouflage scheme.

 


Literature.

AVIA: 33e jaargang nummer 1: Luchtvloot in Plastic: De Hawker Hunter T.Mk.7   Pag. 24 - 25 1974 Uitgevers Wyt, Rotterdam
AVIA: 34e jaargang nummer 3: Luchtvloot van Plastic: Hawker Hunter F.Mk.6   Pag. 96 - 97 1975 Uitgevers Wyt, Rotterdam
Nederlandse Militaire Luchtvaart in Beeld. deel 2 Hugo Hooftman Pag. 102 - 111 1977 Uitgever: Europese Bibliotheek, Zaltbommel
Dutch Military Aviation 1945-1978 Paul A. Jackson Pag. 74 - 75; 86 - 88 1978 Uitgever: Midland Countries Publications, Leicester
Fokker,-vliegtuigen voor de Militaire Luchtvaart   Pag. 26 1982  
Squadrons van de Koninklijke Luchtmacht Willem Helfferich Pag. 27; 100; 134 1983 Uitgever: Unieboek b.v., Houten
Nederlandse vliegtuigen naar buitenlands ontwerp Theo Wesselink & Thijs Postma Pag. 83 - 91 1984 Uitgever: Romen Luchtvaart, Haarlem
Luchtvaartwereld; 1e jaargang nummer 4: Hawker Hunter Hans Loeber Pag. 116 - 122 1984 Uitgeverij Ten Brink, Meppel
Aeroguide 9: Hawker Hunter F Mk 6/T Mk 7 R. Chesneau   1985 Uitgeverij: Linewrights ltd, Chiping Ongar, Essex
KLu Vliegtuigen: De vliegtuigen van de Koninklijke Luchtmacht vanaf 1913 Wim Schoenmaker & Thijs Postma Pag. 137 1987 Uitgeverij De Alk, Alkmaar
DemoTeams van de Koninklijke Luchtmacht Antoon Louwers Pag. 12 - 15; 34 - 35 1988 Uitgeverij De Alk, Alkmaar
Van Luchtvaartafdeling tot Koninklijke Luchtmacht 75 jaar Militaire Luchtvaart in Nederland Koos van de Berg Pag. 44 1988 Uitgever: Rebo Produkties, Sassenheim
Aircraft Number 121 Hawker Hunter in action Ashley, Glenn Pag. 9 - 34; 14 - 33 1990 Uitgever: Squadron/Signal Publications Inc., Carrolton, Texas
Vliegend in Nederland: Hawker Hunter J.L Horsthuis   1990 Uitgeverij: Flash Aviation, Eindhoven
Squadrons van de Koninklijke Luchtmacht (derde herzien druk) Willem Helfferich Pag. 31 - 32; 182 - 183 1994 Uitgevers Wyt, Rotterdam
Camouflage en Kentekens J. Greuter e.a.   1997 Uitgeverij Bonneville, Bergen (NH)

 

Websites.