Aeroplane Monthly 1993-08
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P.Jarrett - By day and by night: Hyderabads and Hinaidis
KEITH WOODCOCK’S painting depicts Hyderabad J9296 of 99 Sqn in company with Siskin J8386 of 41 Sqn.
This view of Hyderabad prototype J6994 was taken at RAF Martlesham Heath in 1924.
The first metal Hinaidi, in late 1929. Note the extended slats.
The installation of a Bristol Jupiter engine and attendant plumbing in a Hinaidi.
Hyderabad J8810 at Cricklewood in August 1927, at the time of its first flight. In addition to being used for engine tests, J8810 flew with Nos 10 and 99 Squadrons.
An earlier view of the prototype Hyderabad, taken in 1923 at Cricklewood.
Hinaidi J9033 was used for trial installation of armament and radio equipment at Martlesham Heath and Cricklewood.
J6994, the Hyderabad first prototype, was first flown in October 1923. This photograph was taken in May 1924.
The prototype Hinaidi at Karachi in May 1928 during tropical trials.
Hinaidi Mk II K1064 at A&AEE Martlesham Heath in mid-1932 with wing sweep increased to 5°. K1064 was struck off RAF charge in May 1934.
Hinaidi Mk I J9033 spent much of its life as a trials aircraft with the A&AEE.
Hyderabad J7445, built in 1926, was converted into the prototype Hinaidi at the A&AEE and was first flown in its new form on March 26, 1927.
Hinaidi prototype J7745 during assembly at Lahore in February 1928 before flying tropical trials.
Hyderabad J9031 was first flown on March 16, 1928, and delivered to 99 Sqn. After coming down on Harrow School’s playing fields in February 1929 the aircraft was rebuilt as a Hinaidi Mk I.
Hinaidi Mk II K1064 at A&AEE Martlesham Heath in mid-1932 with wing sweep increased to 5°. K1064 was struck off RAF charge in May 1934.
In order to improve the flow of cooling air the domed front cowlings of J7745’s Jupiter VIIIs were provided with a dozen scoops. The modification was carried out during tropical trials in the early part of 1928.
KEITH WOODCOCK’S painting depicts Hyderabad J9296 of 99 Sqn in company with Siskin J8386 of 41 Sqn.