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Aircraft Stats:

Powerplant: 1 x 640 hp Rolls-Royce Kestrel V 12 cylinder 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: 1940 - 1944

Weapons:
None specified

Squadrons:
None specified

Attrition:
No incidents found

Hind

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

The Hind was an updated Hart, with a cut-down rear cockpit which afforded a better field of fire for the observer and a tailwheel in place of the skid. The prone bomb aiming postition was also improved.

Both the Bomber and Trainer versions were used by the SAAF.

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:

Hind of 23 Air School, Zwartkop 1941. Hawker Hind (Photo: Fritz Johl) Hawker Hind at Waterkloof (Photo: Fritz Johl)