Hunter F.1

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General info

The Hunter F 1 in the Garage.

The Hunter F 1 is a Rank V British jet with a battle rating of 9.0. It was introduced in Update 1.53 "Firestorm". The Hawker Hunter is the iconic 1950's British swept wing fighter. Produced from a requirement for a jet interceptor dating back to 1946 it fulfilled its role with outstanding success. Able to deliver a punishing blow with it's four 30 mm ADEN cannons and manoeuvrability at high speed, it sits as the top tier jet for the UK. The F.1 completes the current Hawker line in the British tree after the Vampire FB.1 and Venom FB.4, providing an initial steep learning curve. Its calling card is sheer speed, with the Hunter able to go supersonic in dives once spaded.

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

The Hunter is a 9.0 vehicle and its main strengths are high top speed and good guns, making it a good boom and zoom-er.

Vehicle characteristics

Tactics

The Hunter is less maneuverable than the F-86 and MiG-15 while being the second fastest with a good thrust-to-weight ratio. However the rate of climb is significantly worse than the other jets and so it requires some side climbing. Stay fast at all times and never drop beneath 850 TAS (~800 km/h in air).

The 30 mm ADEN cannon is an extremely powerful cannon. Being a revolver cannon, it fires extremely fast and has excellent ballistics. The Hunter F Mk.1 is, thanks to mounting a pack of four ADEN 30 mm cannons, the aircraft with the strongest burst mass, near 21 kg/s. This weapon's characteristics mean that 4 of them pose a serious threat for any aircraft that happens to be the target of them. The cannon, however, has the disadvantage of chewing very quickly through ammo thanks to its high rate of fire, so being wary of the ammo count is a necessity. The discrete tracer rounds may induce the player into error, causing the impression that only a light burst is being fired, however experience will quickly disprove anyone who thinks in this manner.

The armour-piercing rounds of the Hunter enable it to do some ground attack against light and medium tanks.

Specific enemies worth noting

Counter-tactics

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Highest acceleration in high speed zone (above 900 kmph).
  • Easiest top jet for new players. Good guns, good speed, wings hard to rip.
  • Large and effective air brake.
  • Insanely good armaments; four 30 mm ADEN cannons are the best in-game air combat weapons by far, shredding everything in a short-burst fire.
  • Very good energy retention.
  • Can out zoom climb MiG-17s and MiG-15bis.
  • Can out run any jet on your six if put into a 10° climb.
  • Armament is capable of killing tanks and light pillboxes.
  • Boosters allow it to make deflection shots at high speeds.
  • 30 mm cannons have a high rate of fire altogether.

Cons:

  • Difficult to use vs MiG-17s, mainly because they have better turn, climb rate and maneuverability.
  • Worst jet in terms of 1 vs 1 due to the bad maneuverability; you will be left in desperation after your team gets killed.
  • Poor performance in horizontal turning.
  • Large target, especially when turning.
  • Horrible maneuverability.
  • The repair cost is 41k lions at RB, requiring a K/D of at least 3 to make profits.

Specifications

Armaments

  • 4 x 30 mm ADEN cannon, chin-mounted (150 rpg = 600 total)

Armour

  • 64 mm Bulletproof glass in front of pilot.
  • 12.7 mm Steel plate behind the pilot.

Engine & mobility

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Engine

Name: Rolls-Royce Avon Mk.113 jet
  • Takeoff thrust: 3,188.1 kgf (Stock), ____ kgf (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 900 kg
Name: Rolls-Royce Avon Mk.113 jet
  • Takeoff thrust: 3,156.2 kgf (Stock), ____ kgf (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 900 kg
Name: Rolls-Royce Avon Mk.113 jet
  • Takeoff thrust: 3,156.2 kgf (Stock), ____ kgf (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 900 kg

Stats

Stock
  • Max speed: 1098 km/h
    • at height: at sea level
  • Max altitude: 14,000 m
  • Turn Time: 32.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 44.6 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 820 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: at sea level
  • Max altitude: 14,000 m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 820 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 1092 km/h
    • at height: at sea level
  • Max altitude: 14,000 m
  • Turn Time: 33.3 s
  • Rate of Climb: 40.7 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 820 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: at sea level
  • Max altitude: 14,000 m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 820 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 1092 km/h
    • at height: at sea level
  • Max altitude: 14,000 m
  • Turn Time: 33.3 s
  • Rate of Climb: 40.7 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 820 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: at sea level
  • Max altitude: 14,000 m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 820 m

Performance

Horsepower graphs

Warning this is still in the test phase and can be incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt (data from 1.55)



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Horsepower in 1000hp
Altitude in 1000m

Supercharger Stage #1: 100%

Supercharger Stage #1: WEP


Thrust graphs
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Speed in 100kph
Altitude in 1000km


Modules and improvements

History of creation and combat usage

In the aftermath of the second world war the Air Ministry issued Specification E.38/46 for a swept wing research aircraft that was fulfilled by a modified Hawker Sea Hawk (P.1052). The experimental aircraft showed an jump in high speed performance and as a result Hawker went forward to modify the second P.1052 into the P.1081. With a swept tail plane and the engine exhaust now located at the rear of the fuselage instead of the split exhaust further improving performance, it attracted the RAAF. The P.1081 gave Hawker useful information for the development of the Hunter.

In 1946 the Air Ministry issued Specification F.43/46 that was later added onto in 1948 by Specification F.3/48. This demanded a speed of 629 mph at 45,000 ft and a high rate of climb (as F.43/46 was for a jet powered interceptor), while carrying an armament of four 20 mm or two 30 mm cannons. Using what they had learnt from the P.1052 and P.1081 they produced the Prototype P.1067. The new prototype first flew with the Avon 103 engine in 1951 with a second powered by the Avon 107 in 1952.The Air Ministry ordered the Hunter into production in 1950 with the Avon 113 power plant. Thus the iconic Hawker Hunter was born.

The first production or pre-production F.1s entered service in 1953. The first was WT556 that entered service with A&AEE on the 16th of July 1953 and a further 15 delivered the same year. The Early F.1's featured boosted control surfaces but not the under belly air brake. The armament consisted of four 30mm ADEN cannons with 150RPG at 1200 RPM located under the nose. The Performance is documented like so:

Historic documents

Ingame description

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Screenshots and fan art

Skins and camouflages for the Hunter F 1 from live.warthunder

Additional information (links)

References


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Icon-country-gbr.png Hunter F 1
Nation Britain
Type Fighter
Fighting style Jet Combat

   Metric✓       Imperial   

   Metric       Imperial✓   

Characteristics
Empty Weight ~5970 kg
Empty Weight + fuel ~7135 kg
Takeoff Weight ~9530 kg
Wing Area ~32 m²
# Flap Positions 3
Number of Engines 1
Air Brakes yes
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Thrust per Engine 3350 kN
WEP Duration infinite
top speed ~1107.50 kph at 0 m
Climb Rate ~55.00 m/s
Turn Time ~31.00 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~189.00 kg/m²
Characteristics
Empty Weight ~13162 lb
Empty Weight + fuel ~15731 lb
Takeoff Weight ~21010 lb
Wing Area ~340 ft²
# Flap Positions 3
Number of Engines 1
Air Brakes yes
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Thrust per Engine 3350 kN
WEP Duration infinite
Top speed ~688.17 mph at 0 m
Climb Rate 180.45 ft/s
Turn Time 31.00 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~38.71 lb/ft²
Main Weapons
4 x 30 mm ADEN 150 rpg
Limits
Max Speed limit 1193 kph
Gear lmit 450 kph
Combat Flaps 620 kph
Max static +G's ~11
Max static -G's ~5
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <850 kph
Rudder <600 kph
Elevators <650 kph
Radiator >250 kph
Limits
Max Speed limit 741 mph
Gear lmit 280 mph
Combat Flaps 385 mph
Max static +G's ~11
Max static -G's ~5
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <528 mph
Rudder <373 mph
Elevators <404 mph
Radiator >155 mph
Manual Control
Mixer is not controllable
Pitch is not controllable
no automatic pitch
Radiator (water) is not controllable
Radiator (oil) is not controllable
Oil and water uses combined radiator control
Supercharger is not controllable
Turbocharger is not controllable
* Warning this is still in the test phase and can be incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt (data from 1.57 initial release)