Hawk BAE T1 RAF Red Arrows display aircraft 3D model
The Red Arrows, officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team,
is the aerobatics display team of the Royal Air Force. Based at RAF
Scampton, Lincolnshire, UK, they are soon to move to RAF Waddington.
They were formed in late 1964 as an all-RAF team, replacing a number of
unofficial teams that had been sponsored by RAF commands.
The Red Arrows badge shows the aircraft in their trademark diamond nine
formation, with the motto Éclat, a French word meaning brilliance or
Initially, they were equipped with seven Folland Gnat trainers inherited
from the RAF Yellowjacks display team. This aircraft was chosen because
it was less expensive to operate than front-line fighters. In their
first season, they flew at 65 shows across Europe. In 1966, the team was
increased to nine members, enabling them to develop their Diamond Nine
formation. In late 1979, they switched to the BAE Hawk trainer. The Red
Arrows have performed over 4,000 displays worldwide in 53 countries.
The Red Arrows are widely regarded as one of the best aerial aerobatics team in the world.
This model is an accurate replica of the Red Arrows Hawk T1.