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Hawker Demon
« on: February 10, 2021, 09:26:01 AM »
Impressed by the characteristics of the Hawker Hart light bomber, the Royal Air Force in 1930 ordered Hawker Aircraft to develop a fighter based on it. The aircraft, originally named the Hart Fighter, would later be named the Demon and would be developed in 2 years.

The basic biplane with a non-retractable Hart landing gear was modified — reduced in size, removed the bomb armament and put a more powerful Rolls-Royce Kestrel IIS engine (later replaced by the Kestrel V(DR)). Otherwise, the design remained unchanged. The maximum speed was 293 km/h flight range is 603 km. The armament consisted of 3 × 7.7 mm machine guns + up to 6 light bombs.

The Hawker Demon became an intermediate option before the start of deliveries of more modern fighters in the required number. A total of 304 aircraft were produced. It was also in service with the Royal Australian Air Force. Two fighters have survived to this day.

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Re: Hawker Demon
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2021, 11:59:44 AM »
The father of the Hurricane!

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Re: Hawker Demon
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2021, 02:24:51 PM »
Yes :)) shape is there ;)

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Re: Hawker Demon
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2021, 11:35:58 PM »
Excellent !

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Re: Hawker Demon
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2021, 06:14:19 AM »
Thanks :))