Handley Page H.P.25 Hendon


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Handley Page H.P.25 Hendon

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 ENGINE1 x 450hp Napier Lion IIB
  Take-off weight3164 kg6975 lb
  Wingspan14.02 m46 ft 0 in
  Length10.52 m35 ft 6 in
  Wing area52.21 m2561.98 sq ft
  Max. speed177 km/h110 mph
  Ceiling2896 m9500 ft
 ARMAMENT2 x 7.7mm machine-guns, 2 x 100kg bombs or a torpedo

Barry, 19.11.2015 18:22

Developed from the HP 19 Hanley, the Hendon was produced following an order under specification 25 /23 for 6 two seat torpedo bombers from the Air Ministry. The first to fly did so on 7th July 1924 and all the remaining six had done so by the following September. The aircraft was found to be tail heavy when carrying a torpedo and most of the aeroplanes were used in tests on slotted flaps. All were retired in 1927


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