Hawker Hind. Photo. Characteristics
Hawker Hind. Photo. Characteristics

Hawker Hind. Photo. Characteristics


United Kingdom

A type: single-engine light bomber and trainer biplane

Crew: pilot and observer-gunner, located one behind the other

EQUIPPED "Kestrel» (Kestrel) of "Rolls-Royce» (Rolls-Royce) fighters and bombers family 1930-ies of "Hawker» (Hawker) were some of the most elegant aircraft ever wore round decals RAF . The first in this extraordinary sequence of military aircraft, emerged from the factory of "Hawker" in Kingston (Kingstone) in 1928, was the day the bomber "Hart» (Hart).

It was so advanced that it overtook 3,2 km / h (2 mph) the Royal Air Force's main fighter of those days Bulldog of Bristol. Despite this, 1934 required its replacement, then Hawker quickly created the same elegant Hind (Hind) airplane. In essence, it was a temporary machine to maintain the air force until the moment when a new generation of monoplane bombers did not go into operation at the end of the 1930-ies. The Hindu aircraft got advantages thanks to the engine Kernel (core) V with the capacity of 640 l. S., Equipped with the same hood with a good aerodynamic shape.

Serial vehicles entered service with the Royal Air Force in 1935, and within two years, the Command of the bombing forces received 338 Hind aircraft, and the Auxiliary Air Force received the following 114. Nevertheless, in the short months of 12, all of the Hawker airplanes of the front-line aviation were replaced by Battle and Blenheim airplanes. Although the Hind aircraft were outdated for front-line aviation, the liberated machines proved that they could be training, and in that role they served until the 1939 year. Hind aircraft were also exported, including 20 aircraft for the Royal Air Force of Afghanistan in 1939, to date, only two remaining Hind aircraft left from 527 came from this mysterious source. One flying Hind aircraft is an exhibit in the Shuttleworth Collection. 

Hawker Hind. Photo. Characteristics


Basic data


  • Length: 9,02 m
  • Wingspan: 11,35 m
  • Height: 3,23 m


Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 299 km / h
  • Range: 692 km
  • Powerplant: "Rolls-Royce" "Kestrel» V
  • Power: 640 l. from. (477 kW)


The weight:

  • BLANK: 1475 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 2403 kg


Date of first flight: 12 September 1934 years

The remaining airworthy modifications: Hind

On right: Currently, the aircraft "Hind" from the Shuttleworth Collection is the coloring scheme 15-Squadron, although this particular instance has never operated in the Royal Air Force. The original aircraft with tail number K5414 also operated in 611-Squadron before April 1940, he was removed from the list, after the squadron moved to the plane "Spitfire» 1.