Hawker P.V.3

The Hawker P.V.3 was a British single-engine biplane fighter prototype of the 1930s.

Only a single example was built, the Gloster Gladiator being selected instead to fulfil the requirement to which it was designed.

Specifications

Crew

1

Length

28 ft 2 in (8.59 m)

Wingspan

34 ft 0 in (10.36 m)

Height

10 ft 5 in (3.18 m)

Wing area

290.5 sq ft (26.99 m2)

Empty weight

3,530 lb (1,601 kg)

Gross weight

4,670 lb (2,118 kg)

Max take-off weight

4,850 lb (2,200 kg)

Powerplant

1 × Rolls-Royce Goshawk B.43 steam-cooled V12 engine, 700 hp (520 kW)

Performance

Maximum speed

224 mph (360 km/h, 195 kn) at 14,000 ft (4,270 m)

Service ceiling

29,600 ft (9,000 m)

Time to altitude

4 min 20 s to 10,000 ft (3,050 m), 12 min 5 s to 20,000 ft (6,100 m)

Armament

Guns

4 × 0.303 in (7.7 mm) Vickers machine guns, 450 rounds each.

 

 

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