Aeroplane Monthly 1981-08
K.Wixey - Hawker Hart Trainer /RAF Piston Trainers/ (11)
Hart Trainer K5785, of No 3 FTS, takes off from Peterborough.
HAWKER HART: Trainer (Kestrel X engine - 550 h.p. at 3,000ft.); span, 37ft. 3in.; gross weight, 4,085 lb.; max. speed, 180 m.p.h. at 3,000ft.
An unusual photograph of No 3 FTS Hart Trainer K4927 with the pupil half under the blind flying hood, May 1938.
Hart Trainer K4751, over Brooklands in March 1935, was later attached to No 2 FTS, K4751 crashed at Ilchester in July 1938.
The Hart Trainer (525 h.p. Kestrel IB) is generally similar to the light bomber Hart, but has dual controls and no military equipment.
K3146, the first production Hart Trainer
The Trainer prototype, K1996 was a converted Audax airframe.
Also based at Peterborough was Hart Trainer K5834, of No 7 FTS
Hawker Hart Trainer of 4 FTS Abu Sueir, Egypt