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Klaas Willem Jonker
(Wilko)
† 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 Seahawk FGA.50

History

In 1944, the Hawker design team was considering how to apply the new Rolls Royce jet engine B.41 in the Hawker Fury design. In November 1944, P.1035 design was presented, in which the motor was positioned in the middle of the fuselage and the cockpit was positioned at the front of the fuselage.
After receiving permission from the Air Ministry the P.1035 was further developed, the elliptical wing was abandoned and the air intakes and the outlets were installed in the wing root, resulting in the P.1040.
It was now possible to apply the fuel tanks in front of and behind the engine in the hull, to improve the stability and the flight range.
The RAF showed little interest, because they already had two jets in use, the Gloster Meteor and the De Havilland Vampire. The P.1040 offered few advantages over these two types.
Hawker offered the type then to the Royal Navy as Hawker P.1046.
The P.1040 made its first flight on September 2, 1947.
There were a number of problems, for which the outlets had to be modified and a fairing on the tail was added.
On August 13, 1949, the second prototype VP 413 a fully equipped naval version, made its first flight. It had folding wings, a provision for catapult and armament.
In the course of 1949 flew a third prototype that had further improvements.
In mid-November 1951 flew the first production version, the Sea Hawk F.1 WF143. Compared to the contemporary Sabre the Sea Hawk was a rather conventional design with straight wings.
Later designs Hawker P.1052 and P.1081 both with arrow wings were designed and tested. These developments led to the Hawker Hunter.

Versions.

P.1040: Prototypes:
  • VP401 First prototype, later modified to P.1072
  • VP413 Second prototype navalized according specification N.7/46; first flight September 3, 1948;
  • VP422 Second navalized prototype first flight October 17, 1949
Sea Hawk F1:
first production version with Rolls-Royce Nene Mk 101; 95 examples built.
Sea Hawk F2:
40 examples of Armstrong Whitworth built version with empowered ailerons.
Sea Hawk FB 3:
fighterbomber with strengthened wings; 116 examples built.
Sea Hawk FGA 4:
Fighter ground acttack version; 97 examples built.
Sea Hawk FB 5:
Version of FB.3 with more powerful Rolls Royce Nene Mk.103; 50 examples modified
Sea Hawk FGA 6:
FGA.4 with more powerful Rolls Royce Nene Mk.103; 86 examples built plus 15 examples modifed FB3 and FGA4.
  • Sea Hawk Mk 50: Export version of FGA.6 for Dutch Navy; 22 examples built.
  • Sea Hawk Mk 100: Export version of FGA.6 for German Navy with enlargied fin and rudders; 32 examples built.
  • Sea Hawk Mk 101: All-weather export version for German Navy as Mk.100, but with search radar in a underwing pod; 32 examples built.

 

Technical information
Dimensions:
Length: 12,14 m Wingspan: 1189 m
Height: 2,67 m Wing area: 25 m2
Weights:
Empty weight: 4372 kg Max. start weight: 5980 kg
Performances:
Max. speed: 843 km/hr Climbing speed: - m/min
Cruising speed: - km/hr    
Range: 535 km Service ceiling:  
Miscellaneous:
Engine type: One Rolls Royce Nene 103 rated 2355 kg
Crew: One aviator
Armament: Four 20 mm Hispano Suiza canons

 


Information about Dutch aircraft.

N79 05 12A

Hawker Seahawk FGA.50 '118', photographed in 1979 at the Aviodome at Schiphol.

 

 


Serial
Serial
2e Serial
2e Serial
Constr. nr.
Constr. nr.
RAF Serial
RAF Serial
Date in service
Date in service
Datum uit dienst
Date out of service
Notes
Notes
6-50 111 6621 XL237 18-07-1957 23-10-1964 Discharged.
6-51 112 6622 XL238 20-08-1957 14-07-1964 Discharged.
6-52 113 6623 XL239 30-07-1957 23-10-1964 Discharged.
6-53   6624 XL240 05-09-1957 06-11-1957 Accident near Oud-Beijerland;
written off.
6-54 114 6625 XL241 05-09-1957 24-10-1963 Scrapped for spare parts.
6-55 115 6626 XL269 20-08-1957 29-03-1963 Scrapped for spare parts.
6-56 116 6627 XL270 17-09-1957 23-10-1964 Discharged.
6-57 117 6628 XL271 17-09-1957 10-07-1964 Discharged.
6-58 118 6629 XL272 23-10-1957 24-10-1963 Scrapped for spare parts.
6-59 119 6630 XL273 01-10-1957 23-10-1964 Discharged.
6-60 120 6631 XL274 23-10-1957 23-10-1964 Discharged.
6-61 121 6632 XL275   30-09-1959 In sea from "Karel Doorman";
written off
6-62 122 6633 XL305   23-10-1964 Discharged.
6-63 123 6634 XL306   14-07-1964 Discharged.
6-64 124 6635 XL307   24-10-1963 Scrapped for spare parts.
6-65 125 6636 XL308   09-03-1962 In sea near Katwijk;
written off
6-66 126 6637 XL309 03-12-1957 08-07-1960 In sea from "Karel Doorman";
written off
6-67 127 6638 XL310 17-01-1958 23-10-1964 Discharged.
6-68 128 6639 XL311 18-12-1957 29-03-1963 Scrapped for spare parts.
6-69 129 6640 XL312 18-12-1957 23-10-1964 Discharged.
6-70 130 6641 XL313 08-01-1958 24-10-1963 Scrapped for spare parts.
6-71 131 6642 XL314 29-01-1958 23-10-1964 Discharged.

 


1/72nd Scale

Kits

  • Airfix
    • Kit 61025: an old and rather basic kit. Lot of detailing is necessary.
  • MPM
  • Special Hobby
    • 72080: In fact both MPM and Special Hobby Sea Hawks are the same, whereas the latter contains decals for SeaHawk of the Royal Navy and Royal Neth. Navy.
  • Frog/NOVO
    • Kit F3298: an old kit of rather poor quality.
  • HobbyBoss
    • Kit 87251: Hawker Seahawk FGA.6, a kit of very good quality.
    • Kit 87252: Hawker Seahawk MK100/101.
Hawker FGA 50 Seahawk AKleijn
A model of a Hawker SeaHawk, built by Adri Kleijn.

 

Modelling add-on

  • Aeroclub
    • Set: C021: Canopy Sea Hawk
    • Set: V111: Undercarriage Hawker Sea Hawk
  • Airwaves
    • Set AC7272: Detaillering set Sea Hawk
  • Eduard
    • Set CX290: Detailling set Seahawk FGA.6 (voor gebruik met de Hobby Boss kits)
  • Dream Models
    • Set 0527 : Detailling set Seahawk FGA.Mk.6/Mk.100/101 detailing for the cockpit, seat and flaps (Hobby Boss)
  • Pavla
    • Set C72102: Detailling set Hawker Sea Hawk FGA6 (Hobby Boss)
    • Set S72069: Martin Baker Mk.2F for Seahawk FGA.6, Gloster Meteor PR.10
  • Wolfpack
    • Set 72056: Hawker Sea Hawk Wing folding set (Hobby Boss)
    • Set 72021: Hawker Sea Hawk Wing Folding set (MPM-Special hobby)

Decals

  • Dutch Decal
    • Set 72015: Decals for several aircraft such as Sea Hawk 131/V
    • Set 72049: Decals for four different Sea Hawks.

1/48th Scale

Kits

  • Trumpeter
    • Kit 02826: Hawker Seahawk FGA.6
    • Kit 02827: Hawker Sea Hawk FGA100/101
  • Classic Airframe
    • Kit 490: Hawker Sea Hawk MK101 (German Navy. Indian Navy)

Modelling add-on

  • Aires
    • Set 4393: Sea Hawk FGA101 Cockpit Set (Trumpeter)
    • Set 4385: Sea Hawk FGA4/6 Cockpit Set (Trumpeter)
    • Set 4386: Sea Hawk FGA4/6 Wheel Bay Set (Trumpeter)
  • Airwaves
    • Set AC48105: Sea Hawk General Detail Set
  • CMK
    • Set 4214: Hawker Sea Hawk Wing Fold (Trumpeter)
    • Set 4212: Hawker Sea Hawk Control Surfaces (Trumpeter)
    • Set Q48112: Hawker Sea Hawk (Trumpeter)
    • Set 4213: Hawker Sea Hawk Undercarriage (Trumpeter)
  • Dreammodel
    • Set 2012: Hawker Sea hawk FGA MK6 / MK100/101 Detail Upgrade set (Trumpeter)
  • Eduard
    • Set E49-608 / FE608: Detailset Hawker Sea Hawk MK100/101 Self adhesive (Trumpeter)
    • Set E48-757 Detailset Hawker Sea Hawk MK100/101 Landing Flaps (Trumpeter)
    • Set E49-391 / FE391: Detailset Hawker Sea Hawk FGA6 Self Adhesive (Trumpeter)
  • Falcon Canopies
    • Set XX: Hawker Sea Hawk
  • Neomega
    • Set E14: Martin Baker MK2 (Hunter, Sea Venom, Canberra, Swift, Sea Hawk)
  • Pavla
    • Set u48-27: Hawker Sea Hawk MK6 Wing fold hinge, flaps and arrestor hook (Trumpeter)
    • Set C48013: Hawker Sea Hawk FGA6 (Trumpeter)
    • Set u48-25: Hawker Sea Hawk MK6 Control Surfaces (Trumpeter)
    • Set u48-26: Hawker Sea Hawk MK6 Main wheel well and UC doors (Trumpeter)
    • Set S48029: Martin Baker MK2D (Sea Hawk)
    • Set S48022: Martin Baker MK2F (Sea Hawk, Meteor)
  • Wolfpack
    • Set 48058: Hawker Sea Hawk Folding wing set (Trumpeter)

Decals

  • Dutch Decal
    • Set 48042: Dutch Military (Sea Hawk Kon Marine, Hunter KLu, Swordfish FAA, FW56 Stosser LSK)

 


Scheme Colour name BS number Humbrol XtraColor Vallejo ModelColor Vallejo ModelAir Hataka
Standard #1 Upper surface Extra Dark Sea Grey ~6099 BS:640 123 / 106 X-005 / X376 70.866 71.110 ~140
Undersides Sky - BS:210 90 X004 / X130 - 71.302 ~026
The nose was white, orange or red, depending on the squadron the aircraft assigned to.

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

 

Hawker_SeaHawk_FGA50-1A-SMALL
First colour scheme: Hawker Seahawk.
Hawker_SeaHawk_FGA50-2A-SMALL
Second Colour scheme: Hawker Seahawk.
Hawker_SeaHawk_FGA50-1A-SMALL
Second Colour scheme: Hawker Seahawk, squadron 860.

 


Literature.

Zestig jaar Marineluchtvaartdienst in Beeld. Hugo Hooftman Pag. 126 - 127 1977 Uitgever: Europese Bibliotheek, Zaltbommel
Dutch Military Aviation 1945-1978 Paul A. Jackson Pag. 86 1978 Uitgever: Midland Countries Publications, Leicester
Nederlandse Marinevliegtuigen Thijs Postma & Nico Geldhof Pag. 62 - 63 1978 Uitgever: Omniboek, 's Gravenhage
Nederlandse Marinevliegtuigen Thijs Postma & Nico Geldhof Pag. 3 - 4 1978 Uitgever: Omniboek, 's Gravenhage
Modelbouw in Plastic jaargang 14, nummer 3: SeaHawk en Meteor Frans van 't Hof Pag. 50 - 53 1985 Uitgever: I.P.M.S. Nederland, Nederland
70 Jaar Marine-LuchtvaartDienst Nico Geldhof Pag. 103 - 105 1987 Uitgeverij Eisma b.v., Leeuwarden
Camouflage en Kentekens J. Greuter e.a.   1997 Uitgeverij Bonneville, Bergen (NH)
Hawker Sea Hawk WarPaint series no 29 Buttler, Tony Pag   Uitgever: Hall Park Books Ltd., Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
85 Jaar Marineluchtvaartdienst in beeld Van Farman tot NH 90 Helikopter Peter Korbee Pag. 124 - 125 2002 Uitgever: Korbee MLD Promotie, Valkenburg

 

Websites.

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