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Offline TomZ

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RCAF Golden Hawks
« on: November 13, 2019, 10:00:35 am »
RCAF Golden Hawks



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.



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.





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.





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Re: RCAF Golden Hawks
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2019, 05:47:22 pm »
That's just too cool! :mellow: :thumbsup:
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Re: RCAF Golden Hawks
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2019, 07:00:55 pm »
The RCAF approves!

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Re: RCAF Golden Hawks
« Reply #3 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.  :)
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Re: RCAF Golden Hawks
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2019, 02:11:47 am »
Very snazzy  :wub:
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Re: RCAF Golden Hawks
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2019, 04:49:42 am »
The Hawk-Hawk is very pretty!  :wub:

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Re: RCAF Golden Hawks
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2019, 05:05:46 am »
I absolutely LOVE those two Tom.  :thumbsup: :wub:
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Re: RCAF Golden Hawks
« Reply #7 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.
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Re: RCAF Golden Hawks
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2019, 08:11:50 am »
I really like the Mustang version ! Awesome !
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Re: RCAF Golden Hawks
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2019, 08:16:44 am »
Those are superb.  I'm most impressed!
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Re: RCAF Golden Hawks
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2019, 09:41:03 am »
Really good looking! :thumbsup:

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Re: RCAF Golden Hawks
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2019, 04:43:03 pm »
Top notch modeling skills.  :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :thumbsup:
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