Hawker Demon I Turret Fighter

Hawker Demon I

Picture of the Hawker Demon I (Turret) Fighter taken from a 1939 cigarette card. The original text associated with the picture read:

HAWKER "DEMON I (TURRET)" FIGHTER. Structurally this aeroplane is identical with the normal "Demon" two-seater fighter, but in place of the rear gunner's cockpit a power-operated gun-turret is installed. The engine is a Rolls-Royce "Kestrel V" (derated) 12-cylinder Vee liquid-cooled engine giving a maximum output of 584 h.p. The majority of the two-seater fighter squadrons of the Royal Air Force are now equipped with this aircraft. The maximum speed is 180 m.p.h. at 20,000 feet. The wing span is 37 feet 3 inches, length 29 feet 6 inches and height 10 feet 9 inches.

How to cite this article: Dugdale-Pointon, T. (1 May 2007), Hawker Demon I Turret Fighter , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_hawker_demonI.html

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