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THE AIRFORCE - AIRCRAFT - HART I (BOMBER AND TRAINER)
 
 

Aircraft Stats:

Powerplant: 1 x 525 hp Rolls-Royce Kestrel 1B 120cylinder Vee liquid-cooled engine
Speed: 296 kph, 184mph mph
Range: 692km, 430miles
Seats: 2
Length: 8.94m, 29ft 4in
Span: 11.35m, 3ft 3in
Empty Weight: 1 148kg, 2,530lb
Max T/O Weight: 2 066kg, 4,554lb
Period of Service: 1938 - 1944

Weapons:
None specified

Squadrons:
None specified

Attrition:
No incidents found

Hart I (Bomber and Trainer)

Status: Retired
Manufacturer: Hawker
Country of Manufacture: United Kingdom
Role: Bomber
 
Description:

The Hart is a two-seat light day bomber. 

An initial batch of 100 Harts were purchased from the RAF to serve as advanced trainers and second-line operational aircraft. The Hart Bomber had a rear gun position and the Hart Trainer had dual controls.

Serial numbers for the Bombers were 301 to 400 and the serial numbers for the Trainers were 401 to 499 and from 2041 to 2067.

Armament:
One fixed forward-firing 0.303 in (7.7mm) Vivkers Mk II or III machine-gun in port side of nose and one 0.303 in (7.7mm) Lewis gun on rear cockpit mounting, plus a bombload of up to 520 lb (236 kg).


Images:

Hart 2057 of 23 AS in 1943. Hart 365. Hart of 23 Air School at Zwartkop in 1941. Hawker Hart (Photo: Fritz Johl) Hawker Hart (Photo: Fritz Johl)