Aeroplane Monthly 1981-10
T.Dudgeon - The Habbaniya campaign (2)
Thirty-four Hawker Audaxes were ordered by the Iraqi Air Force and delivered during 1936. They were powered by Bristol Pegasus engines and given the name Nisr by the IAF.
A Hawker Nisr (Audax type) army co-operation biplane of the Royal Iraq Air Force. The engine is a Bristol Pegasus.
The Royal Iraq Air Force was formed in 1931 and its first few officers were trained at the RAF College, Cranwell.
Ten years after being introduced, into RAF service, Fairy Gordons were still plodding around the Middle East. The example here, K3994, is seen at Fayid, Egypt, on May 12, 1943.