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We are very pleased to introduce you to the Swiss Hawk skins that will come with DCS World 1.5

 

Many thanks to Dominic, our tireless research assistant for making these awesome skins.

And to Wags for taking the screenshots at this busy time, you rock buddy!!

 

First the screens, then the history of the Swiss Hawk...

P.s. don't forget 70% off on Hawk flash sale from today until Monday 5th October.

http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?p=2493103#post2493103

 

 

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In October 1987 the Swiss Parliament ordered 20 BAe Hawk Mk.66 and one simulator. The Hawk was the winner of the advanced jet trainer evaluation program in which he competed against the French Alpha Jet.

U-1251 flew for the first time on April 7th 1989 at Dunsfold UK with Paul Hopkins at the controls and was handed over to Switzerland on November 8th. The official introduction into the Swiss Air Force was celebrated January 31st 1990 and marked the end of the DH-110 & DH-115 Vampire as training aircraft.

 

This first built Hawk had been painted in white with red trim on the wings, nose and tail. For better visibility, this short lived scheme was changed and painted red on the belly up to half the way of the fuselage.

 

The remaining 19 Hawks (U-1252 to U-1270) were assembled in Emmen. The final aircraft was delivered on October 2nd 1991 and following the Swiss tradition, the last assembled aircraft leaving the line was adored with a special artwork: A Hawk carrying a "Walliser Tomato" (some people argue it is in fact an Apricot) in front and the Flags of the Canton Wallis as well of the City of Emmen surrounded by grapes behind the cockpit.

 

U-1256 was lost on October 15th 1990 in a training accident near the Nesthorn (Wallis) in the Alps.

 

The Hawk was replaced by the Pilatus PC-21 and was put in storage in 2002.

18 of the remaining 19 Hawks were purchased by Finland in 2008 and

U-1251 remained in Switzerland and can now be seen in the Museum in Dübendorf.

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Good looking skin! Thanks for the background info, too. Hence the "Bye Bye Hawk" seen on the livery. :)

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Damn it looks good.

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Hawk is one of the best (if not the best at all) 3D model in DCS (new L-39 is very close).

 

Hope to see same quality in new planned cockpit and, of course, the incoming Typhoon.

 

 

Bye

Phant


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