Hawker P.V.4

Specifications

1st Flight 1934

Crew: two

Length: 29 ft 10 in (9.09 m)

Wingspan: 40 ft 0 in (12.19 m)

Height: 11 ft 10 in (3.61 m)

Wing area: 348 sq ft (32.3 m2)

Empty weight: 3,728 lb (1,691 kg)

Gross weight: 6,650 lb (3,016 kg)

Powerplant: 1 × Bristol Pegasus X nine-cylinder air-cooled radial engine, 690 hp (510 kW)

Propellers: 2-bladed Watts wooden propeller

Performance

Maximum speed: 183 mph (295 km/h, 159 kn) at 6,600 ft (2,000 m)

Range: 460 mi (740 km, 400 nmi)

Service ceiling: 23,700 ft (7,200 m)

Time to altitude: 6 min 45 s to 10,000 ft (3,000 m)

Armament

Guns:

1 x Vickers machine gun installed in the nose.

1 x Lewis gun mounted in the rear cockpit.

Bombs: 500 lb (230 kg) of bombs

Variants

The Hawker P.V.4 was a 1930s British biplane aircraft built by Hawker Aircraft in competition for a government order for a general-purpose military aircraft.

The P.V.4 was first flown from the Brooklands airfield on 6 December 1934.

The Bristol Pegasus III engine was initially used, but this was changed to the Pegasus X in 1935.

In trials, it proved to be the only one of the competitors to be fully suitable for dive-bombing; unfortunately, because of its cross-axle undercarriage, it could not carry a torpedo.

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