Hawker Osprey IV

Hawker Osprey IV

Picture of the Hawker Osprey IV taken from a 1939 cigarette card. The original text associated with the picture read:

HAWKER "OSPREY" IV TORPEDO SPOTTER RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT. This is a two-seater Fleet spotter reconnaissance aircraft built by Hawker Aircraft , Ltd., and is fitted with a Rolls-Royce "Kestrel V" water-cooled engine of 640 h.p. The construction is mainly of stainless steel and the fuselage fabric-covered. The wing span is 37 feet but the wings fold for carriage on board ship. The aircraft can be employed either as a landplane or seaplane, the land under-carriage being interchangeable with twin single-step metal floats. A top speed of 175.5 m.p.h. is attained by the "Osprey," and its endurance at cruising speed at 10,000 feet is about 2 1/2 hours.

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

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