Ordered as an experimental bomber in the summer of 1917, the large four-engined V/1500 was envisaged for the purpose of bombing Berlin from bases in England and was designed to carry five tons of crew and disposable load. The Armistice intervened before the weather was sufficiently favourable for the three machines delivered to fly to the German capital. Power for each aircraft was provided by four 279.5kW Rolls-Royce Eagle VIIIs mounted in tandem pairs.
The first long flight of a V/1500 was from England to India, which included one stretch of 1,285km over water and another non-stop stage of 1,610km from Cairo to Baghdad.
|A three-view drawing (687 x 691)|
| ENGINE||4 x Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII, 280kW|
| Take-off weight||13608 kg||30001 lb|
| Empty weight||7983 kg||17600 lb|
| Wingspan||38.40 m||126 ft 0 in|
| Length||19.51 m||64 ft 0 in|
| Height||7.01 m||23 ft 0 in|
| Wing area||278.70 m2||2999.90 sq ft|
| Max. speed||159 km/h||99 mph|
| ARMAMENT||4-8 x 7.7mm machine-guns, 3400kg of bombs|
|Tim Martin, 14.08.2017|
David, did you ever finish your model? I live in the house that Vernon Busby ( the V1500 test pilot ) was born in and i'm keen to try and get my hands on a V1500 model!
|Glenn B. Iverson, 28.04.2012|
Did this aircraft have a flight engineers station?
|Daivd Stroup, 29.10.2008|
I am buiding a Handly Page 1500 and I am looking for Print colors for plane top colors and bottom.Is it all green color.
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?