|Maximum gross mass||11t|
|Main thruster accel||27.2g|
|Retro thruster accel||6g|
|Hyperdrive ranges|| Class 1 Military:16.66|
|Standard drive||Class 1 Military|
As its name suggests the Hawk has been adapted from an air fighter and while its performance in an atmosphere is very good it is a extremely limited interstellar ship. When used by the military the Hawk is typically fitted with an interplanetary drive and deployed from within a larger mother ship inside the solar system of its target. The larger room afforded by the smaller drive allows the Hawk to carry a 1MW pulse laser and two missiles.Typically this is the only use for the Hawk Airfighter.
Occasionally a brave or foolhardy pilot will fit a Hawk with a military drive and enough fuel for one jump, usually as the result of a bet or dare. Because the limited cargo space prevents most navigation or scanning equipment to be fitted the pilot must navigate manually back to base, a job requiring considerable skill.
Blistering acceleration is the Hawk's main selling point. You wouldn't want to spend your life in one of these but for a quick burst of adrenalin it has few rivals.
The Hawk is a small ship, verging on claustrophobic, and does not perform well in deep space.
Even worse than the Kestrel.