Category Hawker Nimrod II

Hawker Nimrod II – Introduction

Denmark acquired the license to build the Hawker Nimrod Mk. II in 1934. The mark II had swept back wings and a Rolls Royce Kestrel IIS engine. Hawker supplied two aircraft from England, and Orlogsværftet quickly built an additional 10. It was hard to build, but a good flier. Apart from a few Fokker F.XX, the Nimrod was the most modern Danish aircraft when the Germans invaded during 1940. The Nimrods were blown up by saboteurs during 1943, to prevent the Germans getting hold of them.

Specifications:

Wingspan: 33 ft 7 in (10.23 m)
Length: 26 ft 6 in (8.09 m)
Height: 9 ft 10 in (3.00 m)
Empty Weight: 3,110 lb (1,413 kg)
Max Weight: 4,050 lb (1,841 kg)
Engine: Rolls-Royce Kestrel VFP inline piston engine, 525 hp (391 kW)
Armament: 2 × 7.7 mm machine guns, 4 × 20 lb (9 kg) bombs


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