Hawker Woodcock

The Hawker Woodcock was a British single seat fighter built by the Hawker Engineering Company as the first fighter to be produced by Hawker Engineering.

It was used by the RAF as a night fighter in the 1920s.

Variants

Woodcock Mk I

Single-seat night fighter prototype with two-bay equal-span wings and a 358hp Armstrong Siddeley Jaguar II engine, one built.

Woodcock Mk II

Single-seat night fighter for the RAF with a Bristol Jupiter IV engine and other design changes.

Hawker Danecock

Single-seat fighter aircraft for Denmark with Jaguar IV engines and Madsen machine guns.

L.B II Dankok

Single-seat fighter aircraft for the Danish Army Air Service, and the Danish Naval Air Service.

Twelve built under licence at Danish Royal Naval Dockyard in Denmark.

Specifications

Crew

1

Length

25 ft 7 in (7.80 m)

Wingspan

34 ft 8 in (10.57 m)

Height

9 ft 0 in (2.74 m)

Wing area

356 sq ft (33.1 m2)

Empty weight

2,014 lb (914 kg)

Gross weight

2,979 lb (1,351 kg)

Fuel capacity

50 imp gal (60 US gal; 230 L)

Powerplant

1 × Bristol Jupiter IV 9-cylinder radial engine, 425 hp (317 kW)

Performance

Maximum speed

141 mph (227 km/h, 123 kn) at sea level

Cruise speed

103 mph (166 km/h, 90 kn)

Range

280 mi (450 km, 240 nmi)

Service ceiling

22,500 ft (6,900 m)

Time to altitude

8.3 min to 10,000 ft (3,000 m)

Armament

Guns

2 × .303 in (7.7 mm) Vickers machine guns on sides of fuselage.

 

 

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