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Hawker had its roots in the aftermath of WW1 which resulted in the bankruptcy of the Sopwith Aviation Company. Sopwith test pilot Harry Hawker and three others, including Thomas Sopwith, bought the assets of Sopwith and formed H.G. Hawker Engineering in 1920. In 1933 the company was renamed Hawker Aircraft Limited and purchased the Gloster Aircraft Company in 1934. The next year it merged with Armstrong Siddeley and its subsidiary, Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft, to form Hawker Siddeley Aircraft. This group also encompassed A. V. Roe and Company; Avro. Between WW1 and WW2, Hawker produced a successful line of bombers and fighters for the Royal Air Force, the product of Sydney Camm (later Sir Sydney) and his team. These included the Hawker Hind and the Hawker Hart, which became the most produced UK aeroplane in the years before WW2. During WW2, the Hawker Siddeley company was one of the United Kingdom's most important aviation concerns, producing numerous designs including the famous Hawker Hurricane fighter. Hawker Aircraft continued after WW2 to produce designs under its own name as a part of Hawker Siddeley Aircraft, from 1955 being a division of the Hawker Siddeley Group. The "Hawker" brand name was dropped, along with those of the sister companies, in 1963. The Hawker P.1127 was the last aircraft branded as "Hawker".
Hawker 800 XP Rotterdam Manufacturer: Raytheon Corporate Jets Inc Model: HAWKER 800XP Raytheon Corporate Jets Inc HAWKER 8...
Historic Trainer Formation The Shuttleworth Collection Avro Tutor and Hawker Tomtit in formation with Peter Holloway's Ryan PT2...
Hawker Sea Fury Another photo submitted and taken by Bob McLeod at Abbottsford, BC (Canada) in 1972. This is a Hawke...
Hawker Hunter Hawker Hunter J-4021 is owned by the Old Flying Machine Company and is very much airworthy. J-4021 i...
Ex-RAF Hurricane The Hurricane was the first monoplane fighter produced by Hawker, and was available in substantial n...
Black Ex-RAF Hawker Hunter During the 1950s, Britain introduced one of the country's first operational swept-wing fighters, the...
RAF Nimrod at Fairford Hawker-Siddeley (now build by BAE) Nimrod, the Royal Air Force's primary patrol bomber since replaci...
Hunter Flying Group The Hunter Flying Group from Switserland was also on the 2006 Air Show in Leeuwarden. They performed...
Buccaneer S-2B Buccaneer S-2B XV161/- (no unit marks), from the RAF during the IAT at RAF Fairford on 22-07-1989.
Hawker Hind The Hind was the export variant of the Hart. This one served with Afghanistan. Another of RAF Cosfor...
Hawker Hurricane Mk2c Nice example of this famous aircraft at RAF Cosford.
Hawker Hunter FGA Mk9 This was the definitive Ground Attack version of the Hunter, and as well as the 4 nose cannon, could...

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