TOOLS OF THE TRADE

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FOR GOLF Ste­wart Golf X9 Follow Sig­na­ture Range

Top speed: It will match your walk­ing pace via a Blue­tooth hand­set Cost: £2,399 Power unit: 12v ex­tended ca­pac­ity lithium bat­tery Fea­tures: Fully cus­tomised; Follow mode; Blue­tooth tech; recharge­able lithium hand­set; com­plete re­mote func­tion­al­ity. “The Red Ar­rows rep­re­sent the very best of Bri­tish and take their show all over the world, and in our own way we like to think we do the same thing as we ex­port more than 40% of our pro­duc­tion to more than 30 coun­tries,” said boss Mark Ste­wart.

FOR FLY­ING BAE Hawk T1

Top speed: 622mph Cost: £2.5 mil­lion

Power unit: Rolls-royce Tur­bomeca Adour jet

Fea­tures: The Red Ar­rows switched to the Hawk in 1979. This “old-school” jet doesn’t have the com­pli­cated elec­tron­ics of a mod­ern fighter like a Typhoon, which would kick-in to pre­vent many of the aer­o­batic moves. Red Ar­rows’ Hawks are mod­i­fied with an up­rated en­gine and a mod­i­fi­ca­tion to en­able smoke to be gen­er­ated; diesel is mixed with a dye and ejected into the ex­haust to pro­duce the fa­mous red, white or blue smoke.

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