Hawker Danecock

The Hawker Danecock biplane was developed from the Hawker Woodcock for the Danish air force and naval service.

Hawker Danecock
Class Aircraft
Type Fighter
Manufacturer Hawker Aircraft Limited
Origin Denmark
Country Name Origin Year
Denmark 1925
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
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In 1925 the Danish Government notified Hawker that they would order three aircraft similar to the Woodcock, but with certain improvements. This resulted in Sydney Camm making minor changes to the wings and cockpit area. Compared to the Woodcock II, the Danecock had unequal span wings, a slightly lengthened fuselage, a 385 hp Armstrong Siddeley Jaguar IV engine and an armament of two 7.7 mm Madsen machine guns. The first aircraft was flown on 18 December 1925 by George Bulman with all three aircraft delivered in February 1926. 

After receiving the Hawker-built aircraft, Denmark obtained a licence to produce more Danecocks. This version, named the Dankok, was built in 1927 at the Danish Royal Naval Dockyard. A total of 12 more were manufactured. The Danecock/Dankok served until the mid-1930s when they were replaced by Hawker Nimrods.

General characteristics

  • Crew: one, pilot
  • Length: 26 ft 1 in (7.95 m)
  • Wingspan: 32 ft 7 in (9.93 m)
  • Height: 10 ft 1 in (3.05 m)
  • Wing area: 340 ft (31.59 m)
  • Empty weight: 2,128 lb (965.2 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 3,045 lb (1,381.2 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 x Armstrong Siddeley Jaguar IV 14-cylinder air-cooled double radial engine, 385 hp (287 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 126 knots (145 mph, 233 km/h) at sea level
  • Service ceiling 22,800 ft (6,949 m)

Armament

  • 2 x 7.7 mm Madsen machine guns

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