Hawker Harrier I

The Hawker Harrier was an experimental biplane torpedo bomber aircraft built by Hawker Aircraft to a specification issued in the 1920s for the RAF.

One built.

Specifications

Crew

Two

Length

29 ft 7 in (9.02 m)

Wingspan

46 ft 3 in (14.10 m)

Height

13 ft 4 in (4.06 m)

Wing area

496.8 sq ft (46.15 m2)

Empty weight

3,278 lb (1,487 kg)

Gross weight

5,656 lb (2,566 kg)

Fuel capacity

191 imp gal (229 US gal; 870 L)

Powerplant

1 × Bristol Jupiter VIII nine-cylinder geared radial engine, 583 hp (435 kW)

Propellers

2-bladed Watts wooden propeller, 12 ft 3 in (3.73 m) diameter

Performance

Maximum speed

135 mph (217 km/h, 117 kn) at 6,500 ft (2,000 m)

Service ceiling

20,000 ft (6,100 m)

Time to altitude

18 min 30 s

Armament

Guns

1 × forward firing .303 in (7.7 mm) Vickers gun

&

1 × .303 in (7.7 mm) Lewis gun on Scarff ring in rear cockpit

Bombs

4× 250 lb (110 kg) GP bombs

Or

8× 112 lb (51 kg) bombs

Or

1× Type VIII 2,844 lb (1,290 kg) torpedo.

 

 

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