Hawker Hoopoe

Specifications

1st Flight 1928

Crew: 1

Length: 24 ft 6 in (7.47 m)

Wingspan: 33 ft 2 in (10.11 m)

Wing area: 288.5 sq ft (26.80 m2)

Empty weight: 2,785 lb (1,263 kg)

Gross weight: 3,910 lb (1,774 kg)

Fuel capacity: 55 imp gal (66 US gal; 250 L)

Powerplant: 1 × Armstrong Siddeley Panther III 14-cylinder radial engine, 560 hp (420 kW)

Performance

Maximum speed: 196.5 mph (316.2 km/h, 170.8 kn) at 12,500 ft (3,800 m)

Service ceiling: 23,600 ft (7,200 m)

Time to altitude: 6 min 40 s to 10,000 ft (3,000 m)

Armament

Guns: 2x 0.303 in (7.7mm) machine guns

Variants

The Hawker Hoopoe was a British prototype naval fighter aircraft designed and built in 1927 by Hawker Aircraft.

Service trials found the aircraft to be unsatisfactory, and it was superseded by the same company’s Nimrod design.

Only one built.

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