The Hound was a two seat general purpose day bomber built to Air Ministry specification 12/26. Powered by a 550 hp W12 in line Napier Lion engine the first flight took place in January 1926. The engine was later geared and the tail and rudder were modified the aeroplane thus becoming the DH 65A, which was delivered to the R.A.F. for trials. Whilst it's overall performance was outstanding for it's day it's wooden construction counted against it so the R.A.F. selected the all metal Hart.
Span 45' Length 31' Height 11'6" Empty Weight 2,981 lb Max.Take Off Weight 4,934 lb
1 x .303" Forward firing Vickers Gun and 1 x .303" Lewis gun on a Scarff ring plus 2 x 230 lb bombs