Hawker Hind Aircraft

Hind, Latvian Air Force. Copyright: Arvo Vercamer

Production Details

Design Company:

Hawker Aircraft Ltd

First Flight:

12 September 1934

G.7/34 Hind:

1 - Hawker Aircraft Ltd

Hind I:

507 - Hawker Aircraft Ltd

Hind Trainer:

20 - Hawker Aircraft Ltd

Swiss Hind:

1 - Hawker Aircraft Ltd

Yugoslav Hind:

3 - Hawker Aircraft Ltd

Portuguese Hind:

4 - Hawker Aircraft Ltd

Afghan Hind:

8 - Hawker Aircraft Ltd

Persian Hind:

35 - Hawker Aircraft Ltd

Latvian Hind:

3 - Hawker Aircraft Ltd

Type Specification

Applies to:

Hawker Hind I


Single engined high performance day bomber


Unequal span, single bay, staggered biplane. Centre section carried above fuselage on splayed out structs. One set of N type struts on each side of fuselage. Wing structure of metal, covered with fabric. Frise type ailerons on top planes


Rectangular metal structure, faired to an oval section and covered with fabric

Tail Unit:

Monoplane type. Metal framework, covered with fabric. Balanced rudder and elevators

Landing Gear:

Cross axle Vee type

Power Plant:

One Rolls-Royce Kestrel V water cooled engine rated at 600 hp


Pilots cockpit behind cut out in trailing edge of top plane, with gunners cockpit behind


Two Vickers guns, firing through airscrew, in troughs in sides of nose cowling, with mount for Lewis gun over back cockpit. Racks for two 250 lb bombs



37 ft 3 in


29 ft 7 in


10 ft 7 in

Wing Area:

348 sq ft



3,251 sq ft


5,298 sq ft


Max Speed:

187 mph at 13,120 ft

Service Ceiling:

26,400 ft

Preserved in British Museums

Afghan Hind:

K5414 - Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden Aerodrome - Airworthy Unmarked - RAF Museum, Cosford - Display

Web Sites

http://www.rcaf.com/aircraft/bombers/hind/index.php?name=Hind http://www.kiwiaircraftimages.com/hind.html http://users.cyberone.com.au/clardo/audax___hind.html