Designed to meet an RAF requirement for a fast trainer to replace the Folland Gnat, the BaE Hawk first flew on August 21, 1974. This tandem two-seat aircraft has a distinctive appearance, with the front seat positioned below the rear seat so that the instructor has a clear view of the student's cockpit. The RAF was replacing their Gnat and two-seater Hawker Hunters with the Hawker Siddeley model 1182 that the RAF named the Hawk. The first Hawk T1 was delivered in 1976 just prior to Hawker Siddeley and other companies merging to form British Aerospace in 1977. This 1/48 scale, die cast replica of the Hawk T.MK 1 from Hobby Master includes realistic panel lines, opening canopies, detailed interiors, interchangeable landing gear, authentic markings and ordnance loads, plus a display stand. 9 ½" long.