The Sea Hawk was designed by Hawker but manufactured and developed by Armstrong Whitworth. It was a first generation jet fighter that served with several navies during the 1950s and early 1960s.
The Sea Hawk was the first jet powered fighter designed by the Hawker company.
The prototype first flew on 2 September 1947 and they began entering service with the Royal Navy in March 1953.
A total of 542 Sea Hawks were manufactured and flown by the Royal Navy, Royal Netherlands Navy, West German Navy and Indian Navy.
The final version, the Mk.101, an all weather reconnaissance fighter, was manufactured for the German Navy. When the German Sea Hawks were withdrawn from service India acquired 28 of them for its navy.
This model represent a Sea Hawk Mk.101 in service with 300 Squadron of the Indian Navy aboard the INS Vikrant in 1960.
Trumpeter 1/72 kit with kit and Modeldecal decals completed by Leigh Edmonds in July 2014.