Hawker Hawfinch

The Hawker Hawfinch was a British single-engine biplane fighter of the 1920s.

It was unsuccessful, with the Bristol Bulldog being selected instead.

One built.

Specifications

Crew

1

Length

23 ft 8 in (7.21 m)

Wingspan

33 ft 6 in (10.21 m)

Height

9 ft 4 in (2.84 m)

Wing area

294 sq ft (27.3 m2)

Empty weight

1,925 lb (873 kg)

Gross weight

2,910 lb (1,320 kg)

Powerplant

1 × Bristol Jupiter VII 9-cylinder radial engine, 450 hp (340 kW)

Performance

Maximum speed

171 mph (275 km/h, 149 kn) at 9,800 ft (3,000 m)

Service ceiling

24,000 ft (7,300 m)

Time to altitude

7 min 40 s to 10,000 ft (3,000 m)

Armament

Guns

2 × 0.303 in (7.7 mm) Vickers machine guns

Bombs

Provision for 4 × 20 lb (9 kg) bombs.

 

 

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