What type of Plane?

By iancrowson  
Can any off you good people out there ID this plane for me?
This is one of my Dad's photos from when he was in the RAF in India before the War.
I've been scanning them before they fade away.
Good Day
Ian

Tags: Black and white Aeroplane India Raf Group Lahore 1936

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woolybill1 Plus
13 30 76 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2019 8:15AM
A Hawker, probably a FURY single-seat fighter. The head-on view is harder to interpret than a side-on picture as the two-seat NIMROD would be easier to distinguish.
It's an excellent photograph, and a particularly worthwhile job to scan for posterity.

Regards
Bill

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clevercloggs Plus
15 244 11 Netherlands
3 Sep 2019 8:19AM
well executed image. very sharp if you look at the bigger version.
3 Sep 2019 8:22AM
A Hawker Hart comes to mind.
3 Sep 2019 8:32AM
I wonder how many of todayís digital mass productions will stand the test of time as well as this beautifully printed silver halides image has?
cats_123 Plus
16 4.9k 30 Northern Ireland
3 Sep 2019 8:34AM
A wonderful memory 😁
Ted447 Plus
7 216 1 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2019 8:41AM
Fine image after 83 years the year I was born. Ted. GrinGrin
prabhusinha 12 5 5 India
3 Sep 2019 9:26AM
Is it Avro ? You may ask Carol G , her father also worked in India under British Army during 1935 -42/43.She also has pics of that era, Now she don't upload in EPZ for long.
A rare pic before Pakistan was born
Toobi_Won 8 77 7 England
3 Sep 2019 11:00AM
Nice piece of work, Ian and you have maintained the period look.
The lads here might be able to settle it for you.
Mike
iancrowson Plus
10 215 168 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2019 12:40PM
Thanks for your comments and suggestions. I've googled both Hawker Fury and Hart. It being a Hawker Hart seems likely as it's recorded that these were operational in India. Also it would probably need to be a two seater as I know my father's role was that of observer, photographer and gunner. He also navigated, mainly, he said, by flying low over railway stations to get a fix.
I've got some aerial shots of India taken by my Dad, I guess by hanging over the side of the plane!.
I'll have too make do with my drone.
Ian
iancrowson Plus
10 215 168 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2019 1:48PM
The version I've posted is a Hawker Audax which spun into the sea in 1942. Not necessarily the same plane but photo taken in same place and same year. The Audax is a variant of the Hart.
Ian
GeorgeP Plus
12 57 25 United States
3 Sep 2019 3:18PM
Wonderful piece of history. Nice to see it given a new life and new audience in the digital age.
dudler Plus
16 1.1k 1606 England
4 Sep 2019 9:33AM
Late to the party, but my instinct was Hawker - there were, I think, a few different models in the Thirties.
4 Sep 2019 11:35AM
Does this help:- http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Database/Aircraft/K2123 it says itís a Hart.

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