Hawker Demon

Specifications

1st Flight 1928

Crew: 2

Length: 29 ft 4 in (8.94 m)

Wingspan: 37 ft 3 in (11.35 m)

Height: 10 ft 5 in (3.18 m)

Wing area: 349.5 sq ft (32.47 m2)

Airfoil: RAF 28

Empty weight: 2,530 lb (1,148 kg)

Max takeoff weight: 4,596 lb (2,085 kg)

Fuel capacity: 83 imp gal (100 US gal; 380 L)

Powerplant: 1 × Rolls-Royce Kestrel IB water-cooled V12 engine, 525 hp (391 kW)

Performance

Maximum speed: 185 mph (298 km/h, 161 kn) at 13,000 ft (4,000 m)

Stall speed: 45 mph (72 km/h, 39 kn)

Range: 430 mi (690 km, 370 nmi)

Service ceiling: 22,800 ft (6,900 m)

Time to altitude: 8 min 30 s to 10,000 ft (3,000 m)

Armament

Guns: 1 × synchronized forward firing .303 in (7.7 mm) Vickers machine gun, 1 × .303 in (7.7 mm) Lewis Gun on Scarff ring in rear cockpit.

Bombs: Up to 520 lb (240 kg) bombs under wings

Variants

The Hawker Demon was a fighter variant of the Hart light bomber.

Hart Two-Seat Fighter – Two-seat fighter version of the Hart for the RAF.

Later redesignated as the Hart Fighter.

Demon I – Two-seat fighter aircraft for the RAF.

Australian Demon I – Two-seat fighter aircraft for the RAAF, similar to RAF version but fitted with a 600 hp (447 kW) Rolls Royce Kestrel V engine; 54 built (the first 18 delivered as general-purpose fighters in 1935 and an additional 36 for army co-operation duties delivered in 1936).

Australian Demon II – Two-seat training version for the RAAF, standard Demon fitted with dual controls and provision for target towing, 10 built.

Turret Demon – Two-seat fighter version, fitted with a Frazer-Nash gun turret in the rear cockpit.

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