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Title: RCAF Golden Hawks
Post by: TomZ on November 13, 2019, 10:00:35 am
RCAF Golden Hawks

(http://airwar1946.nl/whif/images/gh40-1.jpg)

Everyone knows the Canadian demo team “The Golden Hawks” flying the North American Sabre jet in the 1960s. What is less common knowledge is why the team was called Hawks.

(http://airwar1946.nl/whif/images/gh40-2.jpg)

As these recently discovered photos illustrate the team was originally formed in the early 1940s flying the Curtiss P-40 Hawk. The displays of the team were used to gather public support for the Canadian was effort.

(http://airwar1946.nl/whif/images/gh40-3.jpg)

(http://airwar1946.nl/whif/images/gh51-1.jpg)

In 1944 the team converted to the North American P-51 Mustang. Like the P-40s the Mustangs were painted gold overall giving a very striking effect. The team flew the Mustang until 1958 when they were issued the F-86 Sabre jets.

(http://airwar1946.nl/whif/images/gh51-2.jpg)

(http://airwar1946.nl/whif/images/gh51-3.jpg)

TomZ
Title: Re: RCAF Golden Hawks
Post by: Old Wombat on November 13, 2019, 05:47:22 pm
That's just too cool! :mellow: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: RCAF Golden Hawks
Post by: The Rat on November 13, 2019, 07:00:55 pm
The RCAF approves!

(https://www.theflagstore.ca/store/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/images-135.jpeg)
Title: Re: RCAF Golden Hawks
Post by: Scotaidh on November 14, 2019, 01:22:59 am
Beauty!  Now I (or someone) will have to do an Angel Interceptor as the ultimate Golden Hawk.  :)
Title: Re: RCAF Golden Hawks
Post by: comrade harps on November 14, 2019, 02:11:47 am
Very snazzy  :wub:
Title: Re: RCAF Golden Hawks
Post by: Dizzyfugu on November 14, 2019, 04:49:42 am
The Hawk-Hawk is very pretty!  :wub:
Title: Re: RCAF Golden Hawks
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 14, 2019, 05:05:46 am
I absolutely LOVE those two Tom.  :thumbsup: :wub:
Title: Re: RCAF Golden Hawks
Post by: royabulgaf on November 14, 2019, 07:57:45 pm
Hey Tom, push it back a few years and have them fly G-23s, or even better, the Gregor fighter.
Title: Re: RCAF Golden Hawks
Post by: Captain Canada on November 17, 2019, 08:11:50 am
I really like the Mustang version ! Awesome !
Title: Re: RCAF Golden Hawks
Post by: Rheged on November 17, 2019, 08:16:44 am
Those are superb.  I'm most impressed!
Title: Re: RCAF Golden Hawks
Post by: Glenn Gilbertson on November 17, 2019, 09:41:03 am
Really good looking! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: RCAF Golden Hawks
Post by: ysi_maniac on November 17, 2019, 04:43:03 pm
Top notch modeling skills.  :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :thumbsup: