The Hornbill, designed and built
in 1925 was not one of Hawker's huge successes. J7782, the
prototype, was the only example. It was conceived as a small,
fast, single seat fighter but unfort-
its flight characteristics were not good. This, plus its
engine cooling problems resulted
in the project being
shelved. It was, in fact, the last fighter designed by W.G.
the renowned Sidney Camm took over
Hawker's design offivce.