Hawker Hunter T.Mark 72

The Hawker Hunter T.Mark 72 was the designation given to seven two-seat trainers sold to Chile in the early 1970s. The aircraft were to be powered by the large Avon 200 series engines, making them similar to the T.Mark 66. They were purchased in two orders and came from a wide variety of sources. The first order was for three aircraft which were delivered between August 1967 and January 1968. This batch included the Hawker demonstrator aircraft G-APUX.

The second order was originally for three aircraft, which were delivered in 1970-71. It was later expanded to include a fourth aircraft, which was delivered in 1974. This batch of aircraft included the second two-seater P.1101 prototype.

Engine: Rolls Royce Mk.203 or Mk.207 (R.A.28)
Power: 10,000lb thrust
Crew: 2
Wing span: 33ft 8in
Length: 48ft 10.5in
Height: 13ft 2in
Empty Weight: 13,580lb
Loaded Weight: 17,420lb
Maximum Weight: 24,500lb
Max Speed: 704mph at sea level, Mach 0.93 at 36,000ft
Service Ceiling: 48,900ft
Climb Rate: 10.2 minutes to 45,000ft
Armament: two 30mm Aden cannon
Bomb-load: Capability to carry payload on four pylons under wings

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (30 April 2010), Hawker Hunter T.Mark 72 , http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_hawker_hunter_72.html

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