Hawker Hind I
An interim solution for a light bomber, the Hawker Hind was introduced to he RAF in 1935. Equipping 20 squadrons it was started to be phased out in 1937, not a very long lifespan, although they continued to be used as trainers for several years.
Hinds were also sold onto several foreign countries including Persia, Afghanistan, South Africa and the Irish Free State with some seeing action during the Second World War. South African Hinds were employed against Italian forces in Kenya, Yugoslav Hinds were used against the Germans and Italians while Iranian Hinds were used briefly when invading Allied British and Soviet contingents attacked Iran.
K5414 was one of the Hinds supplied to Afghanistan and is now fully restored and owned by the Shuttleworth Trust.
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