Sea Hawk is the deck operated fighter plane and it belong to the jet golden age. Art presented on images bellow show Dutch Sea Hawk and the name of art is “Sea Hawk; the last jet fighter of the Marineluchtvaartdienst” The first export version was the Sea Hawk Mk.50, a single-seat ground-attack variant for the Royal Netherlands Navy; 22 aircraft were in service between 1957 to 1964. The Sea Hawk was a successful export aircraft. In the Royal Netherlands Navy, it served aboard the Dutch aircraft carrier HNLMS Karel Doorman, ex-HMS Venerable, including decolonization operations guarding against Indonesian threats in the area. In 1964 the Sea Hawks that served on her were moved ashore when the NATO mission profile was changed to all ASW aircraft. When Karel Doorman was sold to Argentina they were quickly taken out of service.

Some step in painting are show above. The same art is in the private collection.

Sea Hawk; the last jet fighter of the Marineluchtvaartdienst

Srecko Bradic