The Hart was the
standard RAF light day bomber from 1930 until 1937 or so when it was
types. The above example was a 24 Squadron machine.
The type gave exemplary
over the world, particularly on the North West Frontier of India
and during the Abyssinian
1935-36. Large numbers of Harts and its many versions (which,
including foreign orders
no less than 67 variants!) were built and the design was subcontracted
out to Vickers,
Whitworth, Avro, Gloster, Bristol, Westland and Boulton Paul., in
addition to Hawkers
production. Some 875 pure Harts (not including Hinds, Demons,
Hectors, Hardys etc.) were
Quite prodigious for the "peace time" years.