The Hawk first entered service with the RAF in 1976, both as an advanced flying-training aircraft and a weapons-training aircraft. The Hawk T1 version is currently used at RAF Valley for fast-jet pilot advanced flying training with No 208(R) Squadron, and at RAF Scampton by the RAF Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows.
The T1A is used for weapons and tactical training on No 19(R) Squadron at RAF Valley, and by No 100 Squadron at RAF Leeming for advanced fast-jet weapons systems officer training and operational support-flying. In its weapons and tactical training role the Hawk is used to teach air combat, air-to-air firing, air-to-ground firing and low-flying techniques and operational procedures.
The team at VEAO Simulations have carefully re-created every detail of the exterior and cockpit of the Hawk, with assistance from real life Hawk pilots and ground crew, to give you the virtual experience of sitting in the real jet.
The Hawk cockpit is as realistic as sitting in the jet itself. Every switch is clickable, every dial has a function and every gauge reads exactly how the aircraft is performing.
Tool-tips show when you hover over a switch or dial to help you learn the function of the cockpit. Each switch and dial can be mapped to keyboard, joystick or a HOTAS system.
Full cockpit familiarization training missions are included to help you learn each function of the aircraft.
A hand-crafted External Flight Model (EFM) that has been tested by actual Hawk pilots.Hawk T.1A for DCS World by VEAO Simulations is not included as part of the DCS’s bonus system. The purchase of Hawk T.1A do not provide a user bonus and user bonus points can't be used to purchase Hawk T.1a. Additionally, no coupons apply to Hawk T.1A purchases.
"As a current Royal Navy aggressor pilot operating the Hawk T1, I was offered the opportunity to test the VEAO Hawk simulator. I was initially sceptical of how accurate the modelling would be of the handling and the jet engine response. To say I was impressed would be an understatement. I found the controls and aircraft responses accurate. The flight model performs as well as the full motion simulator used by the RAF. Flying in formation was easy and very similar to the real thing. I was extremely impressed by the headset integration and immediately felt operational pilots could benefit from training on this software.
In short, the VEAO Hawk is more than a game and comparable to a military grade full motion simulator. In fact, I would even go so far as to say the terrain graphics are higher fidelity whilst flying at low level."
- Lt Cdr Matt Deavin RNR, Hawk Pilot, Fast Jet Qualified Weapons Instructor
The DCS: Hawk plugs in seamlessly into the modular DCS: World framework, allowing you to fly the Hawk in a dynamic, fully realized combat environment, with and against capable air and ground threats. This module ships with Training and Singleplayer missions.