|The Hawken is based on the real-life F-15 Eagle|
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The tech upgrades for this plane, as with all weapons class planes, are weapons, damage & armor related. See upgrade section of this manual for more detail.
If you have a fully upgraded Hawken, expect to obliterate lesser planes and lower skilled players fairly easily (much more easily than I can with my agility class Thresher). I usually only equip my Hawken with RAAM missiles (since I'm cheap and don't like spending money for missiles). With RAAM missiles, I can defeat most players with equal or lesser skills/planes although if I face another Hawken with Bisnovats, I'm usually toast, unless they aren't very skilled.
As for campaigns and survivor mode, the Hawken is my default plane for these modes due to its lethality and good armor. I do not have as much experience with defense class planes and believe that they may also be good for these modes. I'm saving up for an F-106 Arbiter but have a ways to go to get enough credits.
The Hawken goes for a cool 60,000 credits - probably the most expensive plane out there if you convert that to coins. This is the equivalent of about 700 coins! which is over $30 if you buy it without earning it (compared to most planes that go for 150 coins or less). Of course, the beauty of the game is that you don't have to pay a cent to get the Hawken if you are willing to put in the time, kick some tail and patiently build up your credits and experience.
Hawken - you are an ass kicker and I salute you!