The Hawker Hector was intended as a replacement for the Hawker Audax Army co-operation aircraft. Because of the demand for Rolls-Royce Kestrel engines required for the Hawker Hind program an alternative power plant was specified. Consequently the Napier Dagger III was used. Although both the design and the building of the prototype was done by Hawkers the subsequent production aircraft were built by Westland Aircraft in Yeovil Somerset.
Made by Hawker Aircraft.
It is the successor of the Hawker Hart .