Hawker Woodcock  II     J7974                                          (c/n

                               The Hawker Woodcock was designed to meet Air Ministry Spec 25/22 for a single-seat night-fighter.
                               H.G. Hawker Engineering had taken over from the old Sopwith Aviation.   The original Woodcock
                               Mk I with the Armstrong Siddeley Jaguar II engine was found to have disappointing flight characteristics
                               and this led to the development of the Mk II powered by a Bristol Jupiter IV radial engine.  The first
                               operational Woodcocks were delivered to No.3 (Fighter) Squadron in May 1925.