A thing of beauty – Embraer’s Hawker Hunter chaseplane

Visiting Brazil recently my colleague John Croft snapped a picture of the Hawker Hunter used by Embraer as a chase plane during high-speed flight testing of its regional and business jets.

Hunter becomes chaser (From John’s blog, As The Cro Flies)

I will admit to being a former Hawker engineer, but who can deny the Hunter is a beautiful beast? This aircraft, PP-XHH, was orginally built for the Royal Air Force as a single-seat F.4 then converted to a two-seat T.72 for the Chilean air force.

It was retired to a museum, then sold to Embraer. Much as I admire the company’s regional and business jets, what I would really like is a flight in its Hunter.

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2 Responses to A thing of beauty – Embraer’s Hawker Hunter chaseplane

  1. Kieran Daly 26 September, 2007 at 4:44 pm #

    Must be the most flagrant begging of a freebie by a journalist on a Flight blog to date. Good luck!

  2. The Woracle 27 September, 2007 at 3:47 am #


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