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Hawker Hunter

First shot by Hugh 'Jock' Taylor. The 92 Squadron pictures were kindly donated by an ex-member of the Squadron and taken by Mike Chase F.R.P.S. They are for your personal use only and may not be reproduced or redistributed in any form.

Hawker Typhoon

Although it first flew in 1940, the Hawker Typhoon did not come into its own until much later in the war. Rushed into service in 1941 as an Fw 190 destroyer, the Typhoon was fast enough to do the job but was not as agile as its foe, and its engine was plagued by reliability problems.

But as a low-level close support machine, the Typhoon was supreme. It was a superb gun platform and could carry and deliver with precision a heavy load of bombs or air to surface rockets.

The climax of the Typhoon's career came in the third week of August 1944 when all of the surviving German forces in northern France - 5th Panzer Army, 7th Army and Panzer Group 'Eberbach' - were caught in a trap near Falaise. Typhoons, mainly from the RAF's No. 83 Group, unleashed rockets, cannon shells and bombs until hardly one vehicle was capable of movement.

Once the war was over, the Typhoon's lack of reliability meant that the type was rapidly taken out of service. Only one Typhoon survives intact today.

Raytheon Hawker 1000

The Hawker 1000 was the biggest part of the DH/HS/Bae-125/Hawker 800 arrangement of corporate planes.

The Hawker 1000 was focused around the littler Hawker 800, and until 1997 the two sorts were in creation side by side in the renowned de Havilland plant in Hatfield. The 1000 contrasts from the 800 in various regards however and gimmicks an extended fuselage. The 1000 is identifiable by means of its seven principle lodge windows for every side, though the 800 has six, and the 0.84m (2ft 9in) stretch (attained by little fuselage connects to front of and behind the wing) permitting an expand in max seating to 15. However as it is upgraded for long run intercontinental work, the run of the mill Hawker 1000 arrangement situates one short of what the more modest Hawker 800.

Other paramount progressions incorporate Pratt & Whitney Canada PW-305 turbofans (set up of the Alliedsignal TFE-731 on the Hawker 800), additional fuel in the reached out forward wing fairing, new lightweight frameworks, changed and more effective lodge inner part with expanded headroom, EFIS cockpit and affirmation to the most recent US FAR and European JAR necessities.

British Aerospace dispatched the Bae-125-1000 system in October 1989. The main Bae-125-1000 advancement airplane first flew on June 16 1990, with a second after on November 26 that year. These two were trailed by the first creation airplane which took part in a 800 hour flight test advancement system, coming full circle in UK accreditation being allowed on October 21 1991 (FAA affirmation emulated on October 31 1991). The principal generation air ship was conveyed in December 1991.

As is the situation with the Bae-125-800, the Bae-125-1000 turned into the Hawker 1000 from mid 1993 when Raytheon bought British Aerospace's Corporate Jets division. Notwithstanding, the 1000 never delighted in the prevalence of the 800 and generation stopped in 1997 with the conveyance of the 52nd flying machine.

The 1000's biggest client is Executive Jet Aviation (counting the Netjets partial possession program), which early 2002 has 27 in administration (counting 13 of the last 14 constructed).

Hawker Typhoon World War 2 Aircraft Military History Books. British Fighter Aircraft Pictures.

The World War 2 Hawker Typhoon aircraft books show great pictures of this World War 2 Aircraft Legend. By reading the books you will relive the tremendous effort that these pilots put out to keep our country free and learn the history of World War 2 and the history of the British Hawker Typhoon Fighter Aircraft at the same time.

Hawker Typhoon Aircraft Books

Thomas. The Typhoon and Tempest had widely differing reputations, yet both were credited with almost identical totals of enemy aircraft destroyed. Their successes were determined more by circumstance than technical factors, but in total, more than 40 pilots became aces flying them. 96 pages including 12 pages of color profiles/portraits, 100+ photographs, 7"x 9", softcover.

Hawker Siddeley HS-748

Avro outlined the 748 in an offer to re-enter the common market in the 1950s in reckoning of a decrease in its military airplane business (after Britain's well known 1957 Defense White paper).

Surfacing as the Avro 748 in 1958, the task got to be a piece of the Hawker Siddeley bunch when it framed in 1959 with the merger of a few British flight organizations, including Armstrong Whitworth, Avro, Blackburn, De Havilland, Folland, Gloster, and Hawker. From July 1 1963 the different characters vanished.

The new air ship made a fruitful lady flight on June 24 1960, and four model airplane (two for static testing) were fabricated. The principal generation Series 1 flew on August 30 1961.

Arrangement 1 creation airplane were controlled by two 1400kw (1880ehp) Dart Rda.6 Mk 514 turboprops, and the initially entered administration in December 1961 with Skyways Airways. Just 20 (+4 in India) Series 1 were fabricated nonetheless, as at that point the enhanced Series 2 was at that point flying.

The Series 2, in its 2, 2a and 2b variations, was the best of the line, the first flying on November 6 1961. The Series 2 varied from the 1 in having higher weights and all the more influential motors. The Series 2b showed up in 1977, offering a scope of flight optimized and different upgrades, including an expanded wing compass. Numerous Series 2a and 2b were furnished with a vast forward fuselage cargo entryway.

The most progressive 748 variation, the Super 748, was an enhanced variant of the 2b and made its first flight in July 1984. Joining the enhancements of the 2b, it likewise offered a modernized flightdeck, enhanced proficiency and hushkitted Dart motors, and new cookroom and interior fittings.

Seller Siddeley, where the 748 was known as the HS-748, was blended into British Aerospace and from January 1 1978 the Hawker Siddeley name vanished. Generation of the airplane sort, now the Bae-748, finished in 1988 with the last flying that December (with conveyance the accompanying month).

The Indian Ministry of Defense had communicated an early enthusiasm toward the 748 which brought about an agreemnet to gather and manufacture the airplane under permit. The initial four flying machine, Series 1, were constructed by Kanpur (Indian Air Force Manufacturing Depot), with the first flight made on November 1 1961. Because of a poor creation rate, the generation was assumed control from the fifth airplane by Hindustan as the HAL-748, who initially created the Series 2 and later the Series 2m with the front fuselage cargo entryway. The last one was conveyed in September 1984, to the Indian Air Force.

An unique military variation with a back stacking slope and a "stooping" undercarriage was the HS-780 (HS-748mf) which was referred to in British military administration as the Andover C1. The standard HS-748 was named the Andover Cc2. Later a few C1s were changed over for photograph obligations as the C1(pr) and radar alignment obligations as the E3 and E3a. A couple of ex British and New Zealand military C1s entered business administration.

The HS-748 turned out to be a truly effective turboprop carrier and stays well known both as an air transport and tanker in common and military utilization.

Hawker Siddeley HS-125-1/2/3/400/600

One of the British avionics industry's best after war outlines, the Hawker Siddeley HS-125 was a standout amongst the best original business planes and in created structure stays in generation with Raytheon (allude separate passage).

The HS-125 began life as a De Havilland extend before that organization got to be some piece of the Hawker Siddeley bunch. As the DH-125 this moderate size corporate plane flew shockingly on August 13 1962. For a period the DH-125 was named the Jet Dragon, while only eight beginning Series 1 generation airplane were assembled before conveyances exchanged to the all the more effective Series 1a (the A postfix indicating North America) and Series 1b (the B signifying deals for world markets). A sum of 77 was manufactured. The Series 2 in the interim was a military subsidiary constructed for Britain's RAF as the Dominie T1 route mentor.

The enhanced Series 3a and 3b (29 fabricated) had a higher terrible weight, while the 3a/RA and 3b/RA (36 manufactured) were heavier still with additional fuel for more prominent reach.

At the point when De Havilland fused into Hawker Siddeley the Series 4, which emphasized various minor refinements, was showcased as the Series 400a and 400b and 116 were manufactured.

The last Viper turbojet controlled 125 fabricated was the Series 600a and 600b. The Series 600 peculiarities an extended fuselage taking standard primary lodge seating from six to eight, or up to 14 in a high thickness design. Different progressions included all the more capable Rollsroyce Viper 601-22 turbojets, protracted vertical tail and ventral blade and a fuel tank in the broadened dorsal balance.

The 600 first flew on January 21 1971 and it turned into the standard creation model until the Garrett TFE-731 turbofan fueled 700 arrangement was presented (depicted independently under Raytheon) in 1976. A few Series 600s were re-engined with TFE-731s as HS-125-F600s.

Archival Collections

Our archival collections span the history of flight and include a wide range of visual and textual materials, including documents photographs motion picture film and video and more than two million technical drawings. Below you will find a selection of our archival holdings that have been made available online.

Technical and Scale Drawings

Our Archives is the repository for more than two million aircraft and spacecraft technical and scale drawings, donated over the decades by manufacturers, the armed services, and by individual illustrators.

Aircraft Technical Manuals

We have over 40,000 technical manuals covering aircraft, engines, and other air-related equipment. Most of these manuals were developed and published by the military for their own use from circa 1915 through 1970, with the bulk of the manuals covering World War II aircraft (1940-1945).

Captured German & Japanese Air Technical Documents

In the final days of World War II, the advancing Allies captured a number of German and Japanese documents on various technical subjects. This microfilm series, which includes more than 5,000 reels of microfilm, contains documents pertaining to aircraft and aeronautical subjects, including aircraft manuals, flight test reports, and engineering studies of aircraft.

Technical Reference Files

The Technical Reference Files comprise an artificial collection that currently contains 1,900 cubic feet of aviation and space related materials, organized in 22 subject series.

Hawker Beechcraft Hawker 800XP

The Hawker 800XP is one of the most successful private jets that British Aerospace has ever made. It is a third-generation model of the 800 series, and is similar in part to the ubiquitous Hawker 400XP. It is designed to complete transcontinental and international flights as needed, as well as have good short range capabilities. Since it is the third member of the 800 series, it has undergone many small improvements to the features that made it successful in the private jet market to begin with — its cruise and climb speeds, runway performance, and weight limits.

The cabin of the Hawker 800XP is typically configured with eight seats: a four-person club section, a three-person divan, and one forward-facing seat. The seats are fully adjustable and can swivel 360°. Different soundproofing options are available, but cabin noise levels usually stay in the low 70-decibel range. The cabin itself measures 21.3 feet long, 5.7 feet high and 6 feet wide. There is a baggage compartment accessible in-flight which holds 48 cubic feet of luggage.

Two AlliedSignal TFE731-5BR engines power the Hawker 800XP, capable of giving off 4,660 pounds of thrust each on takeoff. The Hawker 800XP can climb to an altitude of 37,000 feet in twenty minutes, where it can reach its high cruise speed of 447 knots. For long range cruise speeds, the Hawker 800XP flies at 39,000 feet at a speed of 400 knots. If needed, it can fly up to 41,000 feet to avoid traffic or weather. The cabin is pressurized to 8.6 psi, meaning that it can maintain a sea level cabin at 22,200 feet.

One of the Hawker 800XP’s strong points is its ability to take off from runways much shorter than are typically required for private jet international flights. At sea level, 5,032 feet of runway is required at an elevation of 5,000 feet, the requirement increases to 7,952 feet. The useful load of the Hawker 800XP is slightly higher than the loads of the Hawker 800 and 800A. Modifications were made to the wing as well – the wing used on the Hawker 1000 was chosen over the previous Hawker 800 wings with winglets, resulting in a longer range and higher loading capacity. When carrying six passengers, crew, and their baggage, the Hawker 800XP’s maximum range is 2,900 miles (2,540 nautical miles). Possible flights would include New York to Los Angeles or Singapore to Beijing.

The avionics system is based on the Honeywell SPZ-8000 suite, which includes GPS, High Frequency communications, GPWS (Ground Proximity Warning System), TCAS II (Traffic Collision Avoidance System), and dual autopilot. Flight and systems information is displayed by five screens and some analog controls.

The Hawker 800XP does not have any one strong point to make it stand out from the competition. Instead, it strikes a balance between factors that drive private jet sales – fuel economy, climb and cruise performance, and takeoff distance.

British World War 2 Military Aircraft Pictures and History

September, 1939: the Third Reich divisions and military aircraft invade Poland, an ally of both France and the U.K. A few weeks later, some RAF units are based in France. At the time, the RAF equipment still is in a transitional stage, both biplanes and monoplanes are used (such as the Spitfire and the Hurricane, born in the late thirties). It will take two years before new types are created, like the Mosquito bomber, entirely made of wood, or the Hawker Typhoon.

The defence of Great Britain is the number one task of the RAF. The first German raid occurs on October 16, 1939. The target is Firth of Forth, in Scotland. And the first German military aircraft (a He 111) is shot down near Dalkeith.

The engagements soon take their toll on the British pilot lives. The RAF starts training new squadrons in a hurry, with soldiers coming from Australia, Canada, India, New Zeland, Rhodesia and South Africa (part of the British Commonwealth). Also, survivors from Czech, Belgian, Dutch, French, Norvegian and Polish air forces join the ranks, along with “Eagles” Squadrons, composed of volunteer American pilots.

The battle of France begins on May 10, 1940. Technically disadvantaged (the Third Reich spent the years leading to the war secretly rearming), the French forces are rapidly overwhelmed. The last Allied squadrons evacuate the continent on June 17, 1940. The Channel will give the British and their allies a chance to reorganize (an invasion of the U.K. is being planned by the Nazis, but won’t occur).

The Battle of Britain has already started. Along with the defence of England, the RAF concentrate on bombing missions on the continent, attack missions of Third Reich vessels and submarines, and international deployment.

During World War 2, considerable technical progresses are made, such as the radar and the jet engine. In 1944, the first British jet aircraft becomes operational it’s the Gloster Meteor.

At the end of the war, there were more than 1 million men in the RAF, manning or taking care of 27,000 airplanes.

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