Sea Hawk FGA.6
8 x RP-3 rocketsSetup 5
10 x AP Mk II rocketsSetup 6
30 x AP Mk II rocketsSetup 7
8 x RP-3 rocketsSetup 8
|This page is about the British jet fighter Sea Hawk FGA.6. For German premium version, see Sea Hawk Mk.100.|
The Sea Hawk FGA.6 is a Rank V British jet fighter with a battle rating of 8.0 (AB/RB) and 7.3 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.87 "Locked On".
| Max Speed
(km/h at 0 m - sea level)
| Max altitude
| Turn time
| Rate of climb
| Max Speed
(km/h at 0 m - sea level)
|Max altitude (meters)||Turn time (seconds)|| Rate of climb
|Take-off run (meters)|
|Combat flap||Take-off flap||Landing flap||Air brakes||Arrestor gear|
| Wing-break speed
| Gear limit
| Combat flap
|Max Static G|
|< 461||< 600||< 550||> N/A|
Survivability and armour
- 64 mm bulletproof glass - Armoured windscreen
- All fuel tanks and engine in the middle of the fuselage
The Sea Hawk FGA.6 is armed with:
- 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.V, chin-mounted (150 rpg = 600 total)
The Sea Hawk FGA.6 can be outfitted with the following ordinance"
- Without Load
- 2 х 500 lb G.P. Mk.IV bomb (1,000 lb total)
- 4 х 500 lb G.P. Mk.IV bomb (2,000 lb total)
- 2 х M.C. 1,000 lb Mk.I bomb (2,000 lb total)
- 16 х RP-3 rockets
- 2 х 500 lb G.P. Mk.IV bomb + 10 х AP Mk I rockets
- 2 х 500 lb G.P. Mk.IV bomb + 10 х AP Mk II rockets
- 2 х 500 lb G.P. Mk.IV bomb + 16 х RP-3 rockets
Usage in battles
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Pros and cons
- Extremely high flap breakage speed (850 km/h for takeoff, 796 km/h for landing)
- Good selection of suspended armament options
- Favorable matchmaking in Air Realistic battles with the only up-tier threats being the (F9Fs and G.91 pre-serie)
- Reasonably quick
- Good manoeuvrability (not as good as Vampire though)
- Very good energy retention
- Decent at climbing
- No combat flaps
- Does not get air to air missiles, unlike the equivalent Sea Hawk Mk.100
- Slow acceleration
- Although takeoff flaps can be used at near any speed and can offer a decent manoeuvrability boost, you bleed speed quickly when they are deployed
- Flaps also double as air brakes, if flaps are deployed you need to wait for them to fully retract before you can use air brakes
Already by the end of WW2, Hawker began working on their first jet-propelled aircraft as the new jet propulsion technology became available. As a basis for their new aircraft, they took the Hawker Fury and began adapting it to house a turbojet engine. The project received the designation P.1035.
As work went on, the attention the project garnered initially from the Air Ministry and the Admiralty was rather low and eventually dropped completely, forcing Hawker to continue development of the aircraft under a private venture. During the development process, the initial design of the aircraft underwent significant changes and the resulting version was designated as P.1040.
However, as Hawker’s aircraft offered a good range, the Navy ordered three prototypes to be built in May 1946 and subsequently put through evaluation. Testing and tweaking of the design continued throughout the late 1940s until the first production orders for the aircraft, dubbed Sea Hawk, were received in November 1949.
The first Sea Hawks entered service with the FAA in 1953, with the remaining over 500 machines entering service by the mid-1950s. The Sea Hawk’s service life is primarily marked by their extensive use during the Suez Crisis in the late 1950s, where they successfully proved themselves.
As one of the last modifications of the type, the Sea Hawk FGA.6 was developed to incorporate changes from the previous FB.3 and FGA.4 ground attack variants and combine them with the new Rolls-Royce Nene Mk.103 engine which provided a greater power output.
In the early 1960s, the British Navy almost completely abandoned the use of Sea Hawk and a handful of other vehicles being used in a limited number of secondary roles until the end of the decade. However, the aircraft was still in service by some countries like West Germany, the Netherlands and India. In fact, India continued to operate Sea Hawks well into the 1980s!
- From Devblog
Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.
- Sea Hawk Mk.100 (premium version in German tree)
|Britain jet aircraft|
|English Electric||Canberra B Mk 2 · Canberra B (I) Mk 6|
|Gloster||Meteor F Mk 3 · Sea Meteor F Mk 3 · Meteor F Mk 4 type G.41F · Meteor F Mk 4 type G.41G · Meteor F Mk 8 G.41K · Meteor F Mk.8 Reaper|
|Javelin F.(A.W.) Mk.9|
|de Havilland||Vampire FB 5 · Venom FB.4 · Sea Venom FAW 20|
|Hawker||Sea Hawk FGA.6 · Hunter F.1 · Hunter F.6 · Hunter FGA.9|
|Supermarine||Attacker FB 1 · Swift F.1 · Swift F.7|
|Foreign||Phantom FGR.2 (USA)|