Hunter XL612 was one of forty-five T.7 aircraft built for the Royal Air Force. It was transferred to the Royal Aircraft Establishment where it remained until September 1974. The aircraft was used as a flying test bed and particularly was the vehicle to evaluate night flying with sensors such as FLIR and Night Vision Goggles. The trials confirmed the minimum field of view required from the Head Up Display.
(Picture from RAA collection)
Years Manufactured: 1958 - 1958
Platform Type: Fixed Wing, Combat
Initial Maker: Hawker
Final Maker: Hawker