Hunting H.126

1st Flight 1963  

The Hunting H.126 was an experimental aircraft.

Only the single aircraft was ever completed, the second being cancelled mid-construction.

Following the completion of preliminary flights, XN714 was used to conduct a series of one hundred test flights at the Royal Aircraft Establishment’s Aerodynamics Flight at RAE Bedford, the last of which being performed in 1967.

XN714 was transported to the United States during 1969, where it underwent wind tunnel testing by NASA.

Following its return to the UK, the aircraft was officially withdrawn from service in 1972.

Specifications

Crew

1

Length

50 ft 2 in (15.29 m)

Wingspan

45 ft 4 in (13.82 m)

Height

15 ft 6 in (4.72 m)

Wing area

221 sq ft (20.5 m2)

Airfoil

NACA 4424

Empty weight

8,240 lb (3,738 kg)

Max take-off weight

10,740 lb (4,872 kg)

Powerplant

1 × Bristol Siddeley BOr.3 Orpheus Mk.805 turbojet engine, 4,000 lbf (18 kN) thrust

Performance

Stall speed

28 kn (32 mph, 52 km/h).

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