Hawker Hornbill

The Hawker Hornbill was the last Hawker military aircraft designed under the direction of W. G. Carter.

The design was started in 1925 and the first flight took place in July 1925.

The Hornbill did not achieve service in the Royal Air Force due to problems in its power plant and radiator.

Only one aircraft was built.

Specifications

Crew

1

Length

26 ft 7+1⁄4 in (8.109 m)

Wingspan

31 ft 0 in (9.45 m)

Height

9 ft 8 in (2.95 m)

Wing area

317 sq ft (29.5 m2)

Empty weight

2,975 lb (1,349 kg)

Gross weight

3,769 lb (1,710 kg)

Max take-off weight

3,800 lb (1,724 kg)

Powerplant

1 × Rolls-Royce Condor IV water cooled V12 engine, 698 hp (520 kW)

Performance

Maximum speed

187 mph (301 km/h, 162 kn) at sea level

Range

200 mi (320 km, 170 nmi)

Service ceiling

22,700 ft (6,900 m)

Time to altitude

6 min 30 s to 10,000 ft (3,000 m)

Armament

Guns

1 × .303 in (7.7 mm) Vickers machine gun.

 

 

 

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