The Hinaidi followed the Hyderabad into RAF service and 12 Mk Is and 33 Mk IIs were built, six of the Mk Is originally being ordered as Hyderabads but built as Hinaidis (not converted after completion). These served from 1930.
The RAF also received three examples of the troop-transport version known as the Clive (formerly Chitral). Each could accommodate 17 fully armed troops, or equivalent freight; folding seats being provided on both sides of the cabin and racks for the rifles. Two gun positions were retained (nose and dorsal). The first Clive was later civil registered G-ABYX and named Youth of Australia (subsequently Astra).
|A three-view drawing of H.P.36 Hinaidi (664 x 680)|
| MODEL||Hinaidi Mk II|
| ENGINE||2 x Bristol Jupiter, 328kW|
| Take-off weight||6577 kg||14500 lb|
| Empty weight||3647 kg||8040 lb|
| Wingspan||22.86 m||75 ft 0 in|
| Length||18.03 m||59 ft 2 in|
| Height||5.18 m||17 ft 0 in|
| Wing area||136.66 m2||1470.99 sq ft|
| Max. speed||196 km/h||122 mph|
| Cruise speed||121 km/h||75 mph|
| Ceiling||4420 m||14500 ft|
| Range||1368 km||850 miles|
| ARMAMENT||3 x 7.7mm machine-guns, 650kg of bombs|
|Steven R Mann, 22.11.2006|
I have a picture of a Hinaidi with a "p" on the nose ,with my grandfather standing next to it. I have also seen pictures with various other letters does the letter signify anything.
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?