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  Hawker Hart - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Hawker Hart was a two-seater biplane light-bomber of the Royal Air Force (RAF), which had a prominent role during the RAF's inter-war period.
The Hart was armed with a single forward.303 cal. Vickers machine gun and one rear.303 cal. Lewis light machine-gun; the Hart also had a capacity to carry 520 lb (235 kg) of bombs.
The Hawker Hector was a variant of the Hind and was used in the army co-operation role.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hawker_Hart   (1097 words)

 Hawker-Siddeley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
These included the Hawker Hind and the Hawker Hart, which became the most produced UK airplane in the years before the Second World War.
Almost every Hawker Aircraft design of the Second World War was a success (even if not initially) mainly attributable to the design genius of Sidney Camm (later Sir Sidney) and the team he worked with.
Hawker and de Havilland merged in 1959, followed by Blackburn Aircraft, Avro (along with Avro Canada) and Whitworth (already part of Hawker), Folland and Gloster over the next year, forming the Hawker-Siddeley Group.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hawker-Siddeley   (823 words)

 Encyclopedia: Hawker Hart
The Hawker Hurricane is a fighter design from the 1930s which was used extensively by the Royal Air Force during the Battle of Britain.
The Hawker Hector was intended as a replacement for the Hawker Audax Army co-operation aircraft.
Over 500 Harts were built but this total rose to over 3000 when all the follow on types (Hind, Audax, Hardy, Demon, Hart Trainers, Hartbee, Osprey and Hector) were included, and it was the cornerstone of British air expansion in the 1930s.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Hawker-Hart   (2549 words)

 Silver-wings.co.uk: Hawker hart   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Hawker Hart designed by Sydney Camm was the finest RAF light bomber of the interwar period.
The Hart was found to provide outstanding performance with beautifully harmonised controls which made it immediately popular with it's pilots and during tests at Martelsham Heath the Hart was dived to a maximum speed of 328 mph.
During the early 1930's the Hawker Hart was the mainstay of the RAF light bombing force and many were built as dual control trainers, soldiering on in that role well into world war two.
freespace.virgin.net /pbratt.home/Hawker%20Hart.htm   (291 words)

 Hawker Hart   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Hart was armed with a single forward 0.303-in Vickers machine-gun andone rear 0.303-in Lewis light machine-gun; the Hart also had a capacityto carry 520lb of bombs.
Harts were deployed to the Middle East during the Abyssinian Crisis of 1935 - 36.
The Hawker Hector was a variant of the Hind and wasused in the army co-operation role.
www.therfcc.org /hawker-hart-200236.html   (927 words)

 Hawker Hart Mk ii airplane pictures & aircraft photos - RAF Museums
Used as an advanced trainer for the RAF, the Hart Trainer was developed from the bomber variant to allow familiarisation of pilots with the characteristics of the new aircraft types then entering service.
The Hawker Hart was introduced in 1930 and immediately became a great success.
The Hart Trainer was built and flown in April 1932 fitted with dual controls for training purposes.
www.rafmuseum.org.uk /hawker-hart-mk-ii.htm   (177 words)

 Hawker Audax & Hind
Camm’s 1929 Hawker Hart was the first of that long line of beautiful silver-winged biplanes that equipped the RAF throughout the 1930s.
The Hawker Hind thus entered RAF service from late 1935 as an interim day bomber replacement for the Hart, to equip the rapidly expanding bomber force pending development of the Blenheim and Battle.
Compared with the Hart, improvements were made for the Observer/Gunner in both the bombing position and in the deep cutaway of the Scarff-ring gun mounting (for slipstream protection and a better field of fire).
pandora.nla.gov.au /pan/24825/20030806/users.bigpond.com/clardo/audax___hind.html   (1339 words)

 S 7 Hawker Hart   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A Hawker Hart was demonstrated for the Swedish Air Force at Ljungbyhed in 1932.
Hawker Hart showed itself to be well suitable for this purpose.
Further 42 Hawker Harts were license-built in Sweden, designated B 4A and B 4B.
www.avrosys.nu /aircraft/spaning/207S7.htm   (142 words)

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The Hart was the result of a 1926 requirement for a fast day bomber to replace the Airco (de Havilland) D.H.9a and Fairy Fawn.
The design was based on the concept of maximum aerodynamic efficiency, and the prototype made its maiden flight in June 1928.
The Hart was withdrawn from first-line service in the UK during 1938 but was still significant as a trainer after this time.
members.lycos.co.uk /Biggles266/hart.html   (150 words)

 No. 610 Squadron RAF - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Equipped with Hawker Hart light bombers, it's pilots were initially part timers who would spend their weekends and spare time flying and practicing combat maneuvers.
As war approached, it was upgraded to Hawker Hinds in 1938.
On the outbreak of war in 1939 it received Hurricanes, but by the end of that same year was flying the superior Spitfire fighter.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/No._610_Squadron_RAF   (320 words)

 British Aircraft of World War II - HAWKER HART I
Over 500 Hawker Harts of all variants still on RAF strength in September 1939, continuing to serve until declared obsolete 1943, mainly in training role and for communications.
Hawker Hart (India): Equipped for RAF service in India, first flown September 7, 1931, and 57 built to Specs 9/31 and 12/33.
Hawker Hart Trainer: Dedicated trainer without armament; windscreen for rear cockpit, and upper wing sweepback reduced from 5 deg to 2.5 deg for CG reasons.
www.jaapteeuwen.com /ww2aircraft/html%20pages/hawker%20hart%20I.htm   (375 words)

 Hawker Hart II G-ABMR airplane pictures & aircraft photos - RAF Museums
First flown in July 1928, the Hart day bomber was one of the most advanced aircraft of its time with exceptional capability.
Over four-hundred Harts were built for the Royal Air Force and seven home-based regular bomber squadrons were equipped as well as eleven auxiliary and reserve units.
So advanced was the performance of the Hart bomber and its derivatives that the Royal Air Force's training aircraft were incapable of providing adequate experience to the Service's pilots.
www.rafmuseum.org.uk /hawker-hart-ii-g-abmr.htm   (211 words)

 Hawker Hart Trainer aircraft profile. Aircraft Database of the Fleet Air Arm Archive 1939-1945
The Hart was a twin-seat, single-engined, biplane bomber.
When it appeared, the Hart was faster than contemporary fighters.The design showed what could be achieved by aerodynamic refinement and was very influential, but owed much to the earlier Fairey Fox light bomber, that was more or less ignored by the RAF.
In adddition a Hawker Hart was briefly on the inventory of 781 squadron from July-August 1941.
www.fleetairarmarchive.net /Aircraft/HartTrainer.html   (353 words)

 Training in WW2 - No.1 SFTS, Ambala [www.bharat-rakshak.com]
The Harts ofcourse were used only upto the end of 1942, after which Harvards were employed.
Hawker Hart K-2085 at Jodhpur, preparing for a flight to SFTS Ambala.
The Harts and the Audaxes formed the mainstay of training in the initial years.
www.bharat-rakshak.com /IAF/History/1940s/Trg-1SFTS.html   (619 words)

 Kiwi Aircraft Images : Hawker Hind   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Hawker Hind was the penultimate derivative of a design which spanned nearly ten years of production, and comprised the lion's share of British military aircraft production in the 1930's.
The line starts with the Hawker Hart which was built to meet specification G.12/26 as the Air Ministry sought to replace the DH.9 and Fairy Fawn light day bombers.
The main differences with the earlier Hart are a new powerplant (the Rolls Royce Kestrel V) and the inclusion of refinements from the earlier derivatives such as the cut-down rear cockpit developed for the Demon.
www.kiwiaircraftimages.com /hind.html   (1384 words)

 Airfix 1/72 Hawker Demon
In the history of aircraft, the Hawker Hart has to be a record holder for spawning the most variants of a basic design.
The proliferation of variants stems from the profound psychological effect the Hart had when it first appeared in 1930: it was an elegant and highly streamlined single engine bomber with clean lines.
The two-seat Hawker Demon fighter was one of the last of the Hart variants and some 234 Demons were built.
www.fortunecity.com /meltingpot/portland/971/Reviews/interwar/demon.htm   (1205 words)

 Isaacs Fury   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Hawker Aircraft Ltd's Sydney Camm designed a number of biplane fighters and bombers for the Royal Air Force in the 1920s and 1930s.
One of these fighters, the Hawker Fury, was considered by many to be one of the most elegant biplanes ever built.
Initially known as the Hornet, it was based on the earlier Hawker Hart (another of Sydney Camm's designs) and developed as a private venture by Hawkers.
www.nzwarbirds.org.nz /isaaca.html   (577 words)

 B 4 - Hawker Hart
A further 42 Harts were purchased from three manufacturers in Sweden; twenty-one airframes from The Central Workshops of the Air Force (CVM), eighteen airframes from AJSA at Linköping and three from Götaverken, a major shipyard in Gothenburg, which just had started an aircraft department.
The Harts were withdrawn as combat aircraft in 1940 and later used for target towing, weather reconnaissance, liaison etc. Most of the aircraft built made short careers as dive-bombers, but made an invaluable contribution in developing the dive bombing technique, later refined with the B 5 and B 17 aircraft.
Five Harts were transferred to the Swedish voluntary Wing F 19, which operated in Finland during the Winter War 1939-40.
www.avrosys.nu /aircraft/Bomb/153B4.htm   (361 words)

 F 19, the Swedish unit in Finland
One Hart lost due to three I-16 fighters during the return from the same attack, as it had to take a short cut due to lack of fuel.
To the air wing was on Dec 30:th assigned four B 4 Hawker Harts and twelve J 8A Gloster Gladiators.
The light bomber group was supplied with one more Hawker Hart, and both of them survived until the end of hostilities on March 12:th, when they were returned to Swedish air force duty.
www.canit.se /~griffon/aviation/text/f19.htm   (909 words)

 The Pioneers : An Anthology : Sir Sydney Camm (1893-1966)
In the 1920's and 30's he designed for Hawker a series of biplanes that were elegant expressions of the biplane format.
The Hart's success put Hawkers in the front line of aircraft manufacturers and its design was used by Camm as a basis for aircraft to meet other requirements.
The Hawker Hurricane was by far the most numerous of British combat aircraft from the outbreak of war in 1939 until well into 1941, and bore the brunt of the RAF's early battles with the Luftwaffe over France and Britain.
www.ctie.monash.edu /hargrave/camm.html   (3090 words)

HAWKER HURRICANE single-seat fighters of the Royal Air Force have seen more action in the Second World War than has any other type and they have shot down more enemy aeroplanes than any other fighter.
Hawker Aircraft Ltd., through its fine designing team, came to the forefront among the World's builders of aeroplanes when it turned out the famous Hart series.
The Hawker steel-tube construction had long since proved its fine qualities in maintenance and it was preserved when the designer moved forward from the biplane to the monoplane.
www.fortunecity.co.uk /meltingpot/lightsey/28/machines/Hurricane.htm   (1754 words)

 Polly's IAF aircraft Models, Photos and Paintings
The Hart, which proved to be the most adaptable biplane ever to enter RAF service, was designed to Air ministry spec 12/26 and was chosen as the standard day bomber over the Fairey Fox and Avro Antelope.
Although Harts performed well in the watch and ward duties on the NWFP they were dogged by spares problems and were handed in in Jun 1940 when the unit reverted to wapitis and a flight of Audaxes.
The Audax which appeared in 1931 was the army cooperation version of the Hart, differentiated, by the long exhaust pipes and message collecting hook connected to the undercarriage.
www.bharat-rakshak.com /IAF/Aircraft/Models/Polly/PollyM03.html   (382 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The B4 Hawker Hart was first introduced to the swedish armed forces when a demonstration was made at Ljungbyhed in june 1932.
But it was as a bomber the Hart was to earn its name in the history in the swedish air force.
To confuse the situation further the c/n's for the three original Hawker Harts are unknown.
biphost.spray.se /smfu/kionga/B4.html   (572 words)

 Hawker Hart - Milestones of Flight - Royal Air Force Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Hart was one of the most adaptable biplanes ever to enter service with the Royal Air Force.
Harts saw action overseas in the Middle East and India and at home where they served with both the regular and the Auxiliary Air Force.
The Hart was one of a series of similar Hawker aircraft which were the mainstay of the Royal Air Force during the 1930's.
www.rafmuseum.com /milestones-of-flight/exhibition/hawker-hart.html   (134 words)

 ScienceDaily: Hawker hart   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/hawker_hart   (892 words)

 Old Warden Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Hind was a development of the Hawker Hart, the prototype first flew on 12 September 1934 and the first Hinds entered RAF service in 1935.
Altogether 528 Hinds were built to replace the Hart as a front line light bomber and to equip the rapidly expanding Royal Air Force.
The Hind differed from the Hart in having a tailwheel in place of the skid, a more developed exhaust system and a cutaway rear cockpit to provide a better field of view for the gunner.
www.shuttleworth.org /html/shuttleworth/air9.htm   (313 words)

 Woking ACA News 170902   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Harry Hawker subsequently suffered a spine haemorrhage whilst flying, and died before the aircraft crashed.
In December 1926 they tendered for the Hart bomber, which with an Rolls Royce engine which subsequently developed into the Kestrel, it was able to outrun all the fighters of its day, right up until 1939.
A development of the Hart was the 2-seat Demon fighter, which was introduced into service in March 1931, being subsequently further developed into the Hawker Hind.
www.aircrew.org.uk /woking/W_News170902.html   (479 words)

 Hawker Hart - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Hawker Hart - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
It was much faster than any of its contemporary fighters, an astonishing achievement considering it was a light-bomber, and had high manoeuvrability, making the Hart arguably one of the best biplanes ever produced for the Royal Air Force.
The Audax was armed with a single.303 cal (7.7 mm) Lewis light-machine gun and a Vickers.303 cal. machine gun.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Hawker_Demon   (1092 words)

 The Hawker Hurricane and others - Better than the Spitfire?
One of the key requirements of the Hawker design was to ensuring that large numbers of operational aircraft were delivered in the shortest possible time.
The Hurricane was the RAF's first 300mph fighter and even as the Battle of Britain raged, Hawker were well on their way to providing the first 400mph fighter in the shape of the mighty Typhoon.
First flight of the Hawker Hart light bomber which was 30 mph faster than the contpemporary RAF fighters.
members.madasafish.com /~d_hodgkinson/hawker-Vspit.htm   (1811 words)

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