Hawker Osprey, Fleet Fighter

Hawker Osprey, Fleet Fighter
Chrono date: 
Friday, January 1, 1932

General characteristics (based on Specifications Hart (Kestrel IB powered day bomber)

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 29 ft 4 in (8.94 m)
  • Wingspan: 37 ft 3 in (11.36 m)
  • Height: 10 ft 5 in (3.18 m)
  • Wing area: 349.5 ft² (32.5 m²)
  • Airfoil: RAF 28
  • Empty weight: 2,530 lb (1,150 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 4,596 lb (2,089 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rolls-Royce Kestrel IB water-cooled V12 engine, 510 hp (380 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 161 kn (185 mph, 298 km/h) at 13,000 ft
  • Stall speed: 39 kn (45 mph, 72 km/h)
  • Range: 374 nmi (430 mi, 692 km)
  • Service ceiling: 22,800 ft (6,950 m)
  • Wing loading: 13.2 lb/ft² (64.3 kg/m²)
  • Power/mass ratio: 0.11 hp/lb (0.182 kW/kg)
  • Climb to 10,000 ft 8 minutes, 30 seconds

Armament

  • Guns: 1 × synchronised forward firing .303 in (7.7 mm) Vickers machine gun, 1 × .303 in (7.7 mm) Lewis Gun on Scarff ring in rear cockpit.
  • Bombs: Up to 500 lb (227 kg) bombs under wings.
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