Hawker F.20/27

The Hawker F.20/27 was a British fighter design built to an Air Ministry specification for an interceptor in the late 1920s.

It was a single-seat biplane powered by a radial engine; the very similar but V-12 engined Hawker Fury development proved superior and only one F.20/27 was built.

Specifications

Crew

1

Length

23 ft 6+1⁄2 in (7.176 m)

Wingspan

30 ft 0 in (9.14 m)

Height

9 ft 5 in (2.87 m)

Wing area

228 sq ft (21.2 m2)

Empty weight

2,155 lb (977 kg)

Gross weight

3,150 lb (1,429 kg)

Fuel capacity

55 imp gal (66 US gal; 250 L)

Powerplant

1 × Bristol Mercury VI 9-cylinder single-row radial engine, 520 hp (390 kW)

Performance

Maximum speed

202 mph (325 km/h, 176 kn) at 10,000 ft (3,000 m)

Endurance

3 hr 10 min

Service ceiling

24,800 ft (7,600 m)

Time to altitude

5 min 5 s to 10,000 ft (3,000 m)

Armament

Guns

2 × 0.303 in (7.7 mm) fixed forward firing Vickers machine guns on forward fuselage.

 

 

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