Hawker Hunter T.Mark 68

The Hawker Hunter T.Mark 68 was the designation given to eight two-seater trainers sold to Switzerland in the mid 1970s. Switzerland was one of the main overseas operators of the Hunter. After an original order placed in 1958 the Swiss placed two further orders for Hunters in the early 1970s. The second of these orders was accompanied by one for eight two-seat trainers. They were to be similar to the T.66 rather than the RAF's T.7, and were powered by the large Avon 207 turbojet.

Four ex-RAF F.Mark 4s and four ex-Swedish Mark 50s were used as the basis of the conversions, and were delivered between August 1974 and June 1975. Once in Switzerland they were modified to allow them to carry the Sidewinder AAM, and some were given the SAAB BT9K bombing aiming computer.

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (30 April 2010), Hawker Hunter T.Mark 68 , http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_hawker_hunter_68.html

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