Hawker Hunter F. Mk6A ZU-AUJ
We are delighted to be acting on behalf of Thunder City Aircraft Company (Pty) Limited in the sale of their fleet of Hunters, Buccaneers and Lightnings.
ZU-AUJ is one of four Hunters we have listed and is a single-seat F. Mk6A version of this famous Cold War fighter.
Aircraft Type: Hunter F. Mk6A
Service Registration: XE653
This aircraft, which spent nearly five years with 111 Squadron’s Black Arrows display team, was built at the HAL plant at Kingston in England and first flown on 6 July 1956. It was one of the twenty-two Hunters that performed the record-breaking formation loop at the 1958 Farnborough Air Show. Converted to K.MK.6a configuration in 1975,it spent most of its life with various RAF squadrons including the Tactical Weapons Unit as a ground attack and air to air combat aircraft and was later flown to Cape Town via Bari, Luxor, Khartoum, Addis Abbaba, Nairobi, Lilongwe and Johannesburg. It is one of the only three F6A’s still flying and widely considered to be the finest variant of the marque.
History and development: Hawker 1025 based on the Gloster E28 general layout with a 35° sweep back. Powered by the Rolls Royce Nene engine rated at 5,200 pounds of thrust. This was in 1947. by 16 May 1953, production went ahead on the Hunter F with the Rolls Royce Avon Mk 10501 engine without reheat rated at 6 500 pounds of thrust
Power plants: Rolls Royce Avon Mk 207C – 15 stage axial flow turbojet rated at 10 200 pounds of thrust
Performance: Rate of climb 20 000 feet per minute
Max level speed: 1,150 km/h or Mach0.97
Combat radius: 720nm Hi-Lo-Hi
Max ferry range: 1,840nm or 2960 km
Average clean gross weight: 16 – 18,000 pounds
Max ferry takeoff weight: 24:000 pounds
Fuel load: 3,000 pounds or 1,900 litre internal
Two 150 gallon drop tanks and 100 gallon tanks
Dimension: Wingspan – 33 feet
Length – 45 feet
Height – 13 feet