List of Hawker Hunter operators

List of Hawker Hunter operators

The following is a list of units using the Hawker Hunter fighter aircraft.


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*Belgian Air Force (112 x F4, 144 x F6)





;Indian Air Force
*No. 7 Squadron "The Battle-Axes"
*No. 14 Squadron "The Bulls"
*No. 17 Squadron "The Golden Arrows"
*No. 20 Squadron "The Lightnings" - The Unit also flew the Hunters in a nine-aircraft formation aerobatic team rechristened "The Thunderbolts"
*No. 27 Squadron "The Flaming Arrows"
*No. 37 Squadron "The Black Panthers"
*Operational Conversion Unit (OCU) "The Young 'Uns" - This unit was briefly redesignated as No. 122 (Ad Hoc) Squadron IAF during the 1971 War.

*No. 2 Target Tug Unit "The Banners"





Lebanon received 12 aircraft, up to four are operational now.




The Peruvian Air Force received 16 Hunter F.52 in 1956 and 1 Hunter T.62 in 1960. They equipped the 12th Fighter Group based in Talara, near the border with Ecuador. The last Peruvian Hunters were withdrawn from service in 1980. [John Andrade, "Latin-American Military Aviation", (Leicester: Midland Counties Publications, 1982), p. 239.]



;Royal Rhodesian Air Force
* No. 1 Squadron



*140 Sqn "The Ospreys" of the Republic of Singapore Air Force operated a total of 46 Hunters (12 x FGA.74s, 26 x FR.74A/Bs & 8 x T.75/As, excluding one T.75A which was lost in accident before delivery) from 1970 to 1990, only 6 were preserved as museum exhibits while the remaining 21 airworthy airframes were sold to an Australian Warbird broker. [cite web |url= |title= Hawker Hunter In British & Foreign Service |publisher= |accessdate= 2008-09-25]



;Royal Swedish Air Force
* F 8 Barkarby
* F 9 Säve
* F 10 Ängelholm
* F 18 Tulling (home base to Acro Hunters display team)



;Royal Air Force
*"Black Knights" aerial display team, 4 aircraft of No 54 Squadron
*Black Arrows aerial display team, all black aircraft of No. 111 Squadron
*The Blue Diamonds aerial display team 16 blue-painted Hunters of 92 Squadron
*No. 1 Squadron
*No. 2 Squadron
*No. 3 Squadron
*No. 4 Squadron
*No. 8 Squadron
*No. 12 Squadron
*No. 14 Squadron
*No. 19 Squadron
*No. 20 Squadron
*No. 26 Squadron
*No. 28 Squadron
*No. 34 Squadron
*No. 41 Squadron
*No. 43 Squadron
*No. 45 Squadron
*No. 54 Squadron
*No. 58 Squadron
*No. 56 Squadron
*No. 63 Squadron
*No. 65 Squadron
*No. 66 Squadron
*No. 67 Squadron
*No. 71 Squadron
*No. 74 Squadron
*No. 79 Squadron
*No. 92 Squadron
*No. 93 Squadron
*No. 98 Squadron
*No. 111 Squadron
*No. 112 Squadron
*No. 118 Squadron
*No. 130 Squadron
*No. 208 Squadron
*No. 222 Squadron
*No. 234 Squadron
*No. 245 Squadron
*No. 247 Squadron
*No. 257 Squadron
*No. 263 Squadron
* No. 229 Operational Conversion Unit
* No. 233 Operational Conversion Unit
* No. 237 Operational Conversion Unit
* No. 1 Tactical Weapons Unit

;Fleet Air Arm
*No. 736 Naval Air Squadron
*No. 738 Naval Air Squadron
*No. 764 Naval Air Squadron
*Fleet Requirements and Air Direction Unit (Blue Herons)


;Air Force of Zimbabwe
* No. 1 Squadron


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