Hawker Hoopoe

The Hawker Hoopoe was a British prototype naval fighter aircraft designed and built in 1927 by Hawker Aircraft.

Service trials found the aircraft to be unsatisfactory, and it was superseded by the same company’s Nimrod design.

Only one built.

Specifications

Crew

1

Length

24 ft 6 in (7.47 m)

Wingspan

33 ft 2 in (10.11 m)

Wing area

288.5 sq ft (26.80 m2)

Empty weight

2,785 lb (1,263 kg)

Gross weight

3,910 lb (1,774 kg)

Fuel capacity

55 imp gal (66 US gal; 250 L)

Powerplant

1 × Armstrong Siddeley Panther III 14-cylinder radial engine, 560 hp (420 kW)

Performance

Maximum speed

196.5 mph (316.2 km/h, 170.8 kn) at 12,500 ft (3,800 m)

Service ceiling

23,600 ft (7,200 m)

Time to altitude

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

Armament

Guns

2 x 0.303 in (7.7mm) machine guns.

 

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