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Overview

The Hawker P.1005 is a British high-speed bomber was drawn up in 1940 and submitted to the Air Ministry in response to their Specification B.11/41 which requests for a high-speed high-altitude unarmed bomber capable of avoiding interceptors. It was cancelled as most of the excitement of the project died down after the de Havilland DH.99 proposal of a high speed jet bomber and lack of availability of the Napier Sabre IV engines which were prioritized for the Hawker Tempest II.

Only one incomplete mock up was constructed out of the two prototypes planed to be finished in 1942 when the project was cancelled.

Outfitting and Payload

The Hawker P.1005 was able to equip a retractable dorsal turret armed with quad mount .303 Browning Mark II's optional, the ability to retract the turret allowed the aircraft to maintain it's high speed and aerodynamics during flight when not under threat. Otherwise it's only defensive armament would be the nose dual .303 Browning mount traditional in most RAF Bombers at the time which the bombardier would control.

The Heavy Fighter variant of the aircraft would remove the gunner position in the nose in exchange for up to six 20mm Hispano Mark II cannons in exchange of it's bombardier and glazed nose for bombing.

The Hawker P.1005 was intended to carry up to 4,000lb of bombs including the 4,000lb HC Cookie bomb as well as other conventional bombs that was carried by other RAF bombers at the time period. However exact configurations outside of the single 4,000lb bomb is unknown.

Variants

Hawker P.1005 (High-speed high-altitude light bomber)

Hawker P.1005 (Heavy Bomber)

Hawker P.1005 (Bristol Centaurus)

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Propeller Propulsion
Fighters Carrier Fighter NimrodSea Gladiator
Fighter FuryGauntletGladiator (F.Mk.IF.Mk.II)Nighthawk
Bombers Dive Bomber [[]]
Light Bomber Hind
Utility Reconnaissance Sea OtterWalrus
Utility Sea Otter
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Propeller Propulsion
Fighters Carrier Fighter AttackerRocSeafang (F.31F.32)SeafireSea FurySea HurricaneSkua
Fighter HotspurHurricaneSpitefulSpitfire (Mk 22)TempestTornadoType 224Typhoon
Heavy Fighter P.1005Whirlwind (Mk.IMk.II)
Carrier Strike Fighter Firebrand (T.F.Mk.IV)Firecrest
Surface Attack Carrier Dive Bomber SkuaType 322
Dive Bomber Henley (Mk.IMk.II)
Bombers Light Bomber BattleBlenheimBostonMosquitoP.1005
Medium Bomber BuckinghamHampdenVenturaWellingtonWhitley
Heavy Bomber HalifaxLancasterManchesterStirlingType 317Type 318Type-C
High-Speed Bomber P.1005
Maritime Bomber [[]]
Torpedo Bomber BarracudaBeaufort
Utility Reconnaissance [[]]
Target Tug or Drones Henley TT Mk.III
Trainers [[]]
Transport [[]]
Utility [[]]
Jet Propulsion
Fighters Fighter Meteor (F.1F.2F.3F.4)
Interceptor [[]]
Night Fighter [[]]
Ground Attack Dive Bomber [[]]
Ground Attacker [[]]
Bombers Light Bomber [[]]
Medium Bomber [[]]
Long-Range Bomber [[]]
Utility Glider [[]]
Guided Missile [[]]
Reconnaissance [[]]
Trainer [[]]
Rocket Propulsion
Fighters Fighter [[]]
Interceptor [[]]
Bombers Long-Range Bomber [[]]
Utility Glider [[]]

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