Picture of Hawker Hector

Hawker Hector

Picture of the Hawker Hector taken from a 1938 cigarette card. The original text associated with the picture read:

HAWKER "HECTOR" ARMY CO-OPERATION AIRCRAFT. Like the "Audax" and the more recent "Lysander" the "Hector" is an Army co-operation aircraft. It is a biplane of all-metal construction with a wing span of 37 feet and carries a crew of 2. The top speed is 191 m.p.h. The "Hector" is built by Hawker Aircraft, Ld., and the engine is a Napier "Dagger III.". The "Dagger" is an engine of unusual design, having 24 cylinders cast in rows of 6, an arrangement which is known as the H type. It has two crankshafts geared together to drive the airscrew shaft.

How to cite this article: Dugdale-Pointon, T. (1 May 2007), Hawker Hector , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_hawker_hector.html

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