After the war the Horten brothers emigrated to Argentina where they were contracted to provide the Argentine Air Force with more modern aircraft. They had brought a number of designs with them form Germany and the first aircraft the produced was the Gavilán (Hawk), an upgraded Horten IX fighter.
The first prototype flew in Argentina in 1947 and production began in 1948. In all 48 examples were produced. In the hands of inexperienced pilots it proved a difficult aircraft to fly and a number were lost due to accidents. The Gavilán remained in service until 1951.
Kit: 1/72 PM Model