Hawker Hotspur   K8309


                                         Looks like a Defiant, doesn't it?  Well, the Hotspur was actually a Henley converted to meet the
                                         same spec (F9/35) as the Defiant.  However, by the time that the Hotspur was completed (1938)
                                         the Defiant had already flown, and contracts already let to Boulton & Paul, hence the entire Hot-
                                         spur project was abandoned.   In any case, Hawkers were far too busy ramping up for Hurricane
                                         production at the time. Just as well, since the turret fighter concept was a dismal failure.  K8309
                                         was the only example built.