rare old limited edition model kits 1/72 aeroclub hawker hector

rare old limited edition model kits 1/72 aeroclub hawker hector

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Hawker Hector From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation , search Hector Role Army cooperation Manufacturer Hawker Aircraft First flight 14 February 1936 Number built 179 Developed from Hawker Hart

The Hawker Hector was intended as a replacement for the Hawker Audax army co-operation aircraft. Because of the demand for Rolls-Royce Kestrel engines required for the Hawker Hind program, an alternative power plant was specified. Consequently the Napier Dagger III was used.

Contents 1 Design and development 2 Operational service 3 Variants 4 Operators 5 Specifications (Hector) 6 See also 7 References 7.1 Notes 7.2 Bibliography Design and development

Although both the design and the building of the prototype was done by Hawkers, the subsequent production aircraft were built by Westland Aircraft in Yeovil , Somerset. The prototype first flew on 14 February 1936 with George Bulman as pilot. One prototype and 178 production

Operational service

The Hector equipped seven RAF army co-operation squadrons, but began to be replaced by Westland Lysanders in 1938. The Hectors were transferred to Auxiliary Air Force squadrons; 613 Squadron used theirs to attack German troops advancing through northern France in May 1940 . One aircraft was damaged near Calais and crashed near Dover, before the squadron was withdrawn from action. [1 ] Hectors were used by the RAF from 1940 as target-tugs, and for towing the General Aircraft Hotspur training glider.

Irish Air Corps examples were received after the Dunkirk Evacuation. In general they were in poor condition. They were sold by the British War Office to the Irish Free State upon requests for aircraft. The Irish military were wholly unprepared for major warfare, but still relied almost totally on military supplies from Britain . The defence of Ireland was also in the British interest, but with the Battle of Britain raging in the skies, could afford to sell the Irish Government nothing better than the Hector. The type was deeply unpopular with ground crews due to the complicated nature of the engine, which had 24 cylinders, with 24 spark plugs and 48 valves, all of which required frequent maintenance.

Variants Hector Mk I : Two-seat army co-operation aircraft for the RAF. Operators Ireland Irish Air Corps United Kingdom Royal Air Force [2 ] No. 2 Squadron RAF No. 4 Squadron RAF No. 13 Squadron RAF No. 26 Squadron RAF No. 53 Squadron RAF No. 59 Squadron RAF No. 296 Squadron RAF No. 602 Squadron RAF No. 612 Squadron RAF No. 613 Squadron RAF No. 614 Squadron RAF No. 615 Squadron RAF Specifications (Hector)

Data from Hawker Aircraft since 1920 [ 3]

General characteristics

Crew: Two Length: 29 ft 9� in (9.09 m) Wingspan : 36 ft 11� in (11.26 m) Height: 10 ft 5 in (3.18 m) Wing area: 346 ft� [ 4] (33.1 m�) Empty weight : 3,389 lb (1,537 kg) Loaded weight: 4,910 lb (2,227 kg) Powerplant : 1 � Napier Dagger III 24-cylinder air-cooled H-block engine , 805 hp (601 kW)


Maximum speed : 162 kn (187 mph, 301 km/h) at 6,560 ft (1,999 m) Stall speed : 44 kn (50 mph, [5 ] 80.5 km/h) Range : 261 nmi (300 mi, [4 ] 483 km) Service ceiling : 24,000 ft (7,815 m) Wing loading : 14.2 lb/ft� (67.3 kg/m�) Power/mass : 0.17 hp/lb (0.27 kW/kg) Climb to 10,000 ft (3,050 m): 5 min 40 s


Guns: 1 � forward-firing .303 in (7.7 mm) Vickers machine gun Mk.V 1 � .303 in (7.7 mm) Lewis gun in the rear cockpit on a Hawker mount Bombs: Mountings for a camera, flares, and 2 � 112 lb (50 kg) bombs (or containers) See also Related development Hawker Hart Hawker Audax Related l...
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