De Havilland D.H.56 Hyena
Back to the Virtual Aircraft Museum
  ARMY CO-OPERATIONVirtual Aircraft Museum / United Kingdom / De Havilland  

De Havilland D.H.56 Hyena

There is no text information for this aircraft at the moment.

De Havilland D.H.56 HyenaA three-view drawing (670 x 606)

 ENGINE1 x 385hp Armstrong Siddeley Jaguar III
    Take-off weight1907 kg4204 lb
    Empty weight1089 kg2401 lb
    Wingspan13.11 m43 ft 0 in
    Length9.07 m30 ft 9 in
    Height3.28 m11 ft 9 in
    Wing area39.51 m2425.28 sq ft
    Max. speed203 km/h126 mph
    Ceiling5861 m19250 ft
 ARMAMENT2 x 7.7mm machine-guns

Barry, 18.11.2015

Developed from the DH 42A Dingo, the DH 53 was built as an army co-operation plane in competition with the Bristol Boarhound, Vickers Vespa and the ultimately successful Armstrong Whitworth Atlas. Initially underpowered the two Hyenas had the Jaguar III engine replaced with the more powerful 422 hp Jaguar IV. Handling at low level was found to be difficult along with a poor cockpit view with the resulting contract going to the Atlas. The Hyenas remained at the R.A.E. until 1928.

Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?

Name    E-mail


All the World's Rotorcraft

Virtual Aircraft Museum

All rhe World's Rotorcraft AVIATION TOP 100 -