Hawker Nimrod

 

1st Flight 1931

The Hawker Nimrod was a British carrier-based single-engine, single-seat biplane fighter aircraft built in the early 1930s. 

Variants

Nimrod I

FAA: 477 hp (356 kW) Rolls-Royce Kestrel IIMS piston engine.

Nimrod II

FAA: modified swept-wing version, powered by a 608 hp (453 kW) Rolls-Royce Kestrel IIS or VFp piston engine.

Danish Nimrod

Hawker built pattern aircraft, powered by a Rolls-Royce Kestrel IIIS piston engine; two built and exported to Denmark.

Nimrodderne

Single-seat fighter aircraft for the Royal Danish Navy; ten built under licence in Denmark.

AXH1

A single Hawker Nimrod I supplied to the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service for evaluation in 1934.

Specifications

Crew: 1

Length: 26 ft 6 in (8.08 m)

Wingspan: 33 ft 7 in (10.24 m)

Height: 9 ft 10 in (3.00 m)

Wing area: 300 sq ft (28 m2)

Airfoil: RAF 28

Empty weight: 3,110 lb (1,411 kg)

Max take-off weight: 4,050 lb (1,837 kg)

Powerplant: 1 × Rolls-Royce Kestrel VFP V-12 liquid-cooled piston engine, 525 hp (391 kW)

Propellers: 2-bladed fixed-pitch propeller

Performance

Maximum speed: 194 mph (312 km/h, 169 kn)

Range: 305 mi (491 km, 265 nmi)

Service ceiling: 28,000 ft (8,500 m)

Armament

Guns: 2 × forward firing fixed .303 in (7.7 mm) machine guns

Bombs: 4 × 20 lb (9 kg) bombs on under wing racks.

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