Aircraft Data Sheet: Parnall Hendy Heck (1934)
|First flight:||July 1934|
|Max level speed:||161.5knots/289.68kph|
|Power plant:||One 200shp/149kW De-Havilland Gypsy Six|
|Total built:||One prototype built by Westland (7 aircraft subsequently built by Parnall)|
This is an unusual example of one aircraft manufacturer building a prototype for another. Designed by B Henderson as Hendy 3308, it was intended for use by the celebrated sporting pilot Whitney Straight.
Westland built and flew the prototype for Hendy Aircraft Ltd who subsequently joined with G Parnall to form Parnall Aircraft Ltd, after Westland involvement ceased although limited production continued at the Parnall factory.