British Empire

Hawker Demon Fighter

The two seat Hawker Demon was a fighter variant of the Hart light bomber. Originally intended to be an interim fighter until more advanced models could be produced, 234 Demons were produced. The Demon served all over the British Empire until late 1938. No 23 Squadron became the first full Demon squadron in April 1933. Eventually the Demon equipped 7 regular squadrons and 5 squadrons of the Auxiliary Air Force. The Demon had two fixed forward firing .303 Vickers guns and a movable .303 Lewis gun at the back. The Demon was powered by a Rolls Royce Kestrel engine and had a top speed of 182 mph. This model is of a plane flown by the Commanding Officer of No. 604 (F) Squadron, Auxiliary Air Force at Northolt in 1936.

Hawker Demon Fighter

Hawker Demon - 001

More Pictures Of The Hawker Demon Fighter

Bristol Bulldog Fighter

Designed in 1926 and first flying on May 17, 1927 The Bristol Bulldog single seat biplane fighter entered service in 1929. It featured an all metal fuselage with fabric covering and a 440 hp. Jupiter radial engine giving it a top speed of 174 mph, a small oxygen tank for high altitude flight and a short wave radio. In the 1930s the Bulldog was the most widely used RAF plane. It was also cheap to maintain, which was a big factor during the world wide depression. The Bulldog never fired a shot in anger while flying with the RAF but it did see combat flying with the Basque nationalist forces during the Spanish Civil War and with Finland during the Winter War where it did well against the Soviet Union. The Bulldog also flew with Denmark, Estonia, Japan, Latvia, Siam, and Sweden. It was armed with two .303 cal. Vickers machineguns and could carry four 20 lb. bombs. This model shows a Bristol Bulldog Mk.II B Flight Leader aircraft flying with 23 Sqn. at Kenley in 1933.

Bristol Bulldog Fighter

Bristol Bulldog - 004_800x549

More Pictures Of The Bristol Bulldog Fighter

[Karl's Models] [British Empire] [Hawker Demon] [Bristol Bulldog] [US Navy] [US Army Air Corps] [Estonia]

Copyright© 2003-2016 KMI