Hawk 127 LIF
Nine - 79 Squadron Colours and Markings
and Photos by Darren Mottram
Being based several thousand miles away, the chances to see and photograph
the Hawks of 79 Squadron have been virtually non existant for those of
us here on Australia's east coast.
However, in the past few months I have been lucky enough to see three
of their jets over here at williamtown (one of which was the Anniversary
bird, see http://motty.hobbyvista.com/Articles/hawkdm_21-01.html
for a detailed coverage of this scheme), so I have taken these opportunites
to document their colours and markings as best I can and share them with
I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the members of 76 and
79 Squadrons, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and BAE SYSTEMS for
giving me the permission and opportunity to be able to share this
information with you all.
Note that 79 Sqn repeats the aircraft's "last two" from the serial number
on the tip of the nose whereas 76 Sqn has them on the nose gear doors.
to note for modellers
My thanks to the members of 76 Squadron and the crews from
79 Squadron for allowing me the opportunity to take these photos.
For more of my hawk detail and photo articles, see;
Detailed walk around, including cockpits and stores.
Coverage of early 76 squadron markings and colours.
Detailed coverage of the 76 Sqn display colour scheme on A27-16
Detailed coverage of the 79 Sqn anniversary colour scheme on A27-21
Photo Gallery of A27-16 and A27-21 (specials) together.
All my Hawk articles index.
Text and Images Copyright © 2003 by Darren
Used with the permission of BAE SYSTEMS and the RAAF
Page Created Saturday 13 December, 2003
This page last updated on Saturday
13 December, 2003
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