Hawker Henley

The Hawker Henley was a British two seat target tug derived from the Hawker Hurricane that was operated by the Royal Air Force during World War II.

Variants

Henley I

Prototype.

Henley II

Second prototype.

Henley III

Two-seat target tug aircraft for the RAF, 200 built.

Hawker Hotspur

Prototype two seater fighter variant of the Henley with a four gun power-driven turret.

No production undertaken.

Specifications

Crew

2

Length

36 ft 5 in (11.10 m)

Wingspan

47 ft 10.5 in (14.592 m)

Height

14 ft 7.5 in (4.458 m)

Wing area

342 sq ft (31.8 m2)

Airfoil

Root

Clark YH mod (20%)

Tip

Clark YH mod (12%)

Empty weight

6,010 lb (2,726 kg)

Max take-off weight

8,840 lb (4,010 kg)

Powerplant

1 × Rolls-Royce Merlin II V-12 liquid-cooled piston engine, 1,030 hp (770 kW)

Propellers

3-bladed de Havilland two-pitch propeller

Performance

Maximum speed

294 mph (473 km/h, 255 kn)

Cruise speed

235 mph (378 km/h, 204 kn) at 15,000 ft (4,572 m)

Target towing speed

272 mph (236 kn; 438 km/h) at 17,500 ft (5,334 m)

Range

950 mi (1,530 km, 830 nmi)

Service ceiling

27,000 ft (8,200 m)

Rate of climb

1,150 ft/min (5.8 m/s)

Wing loading

25.9 lb/sq ft (126 kg/m2)

Power/mass

0.121 hp/lb (0.199 kW/kg).

 

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