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Handley Page Halifax B.III Bomber Plane

The Handley Page Halifax was a British heavy bomber which first flew just weeks before WW2 and entered RAF service in November 1940, it remained operational with the RAF throughout the remainder of WW2. A total of 6,176 Handley Page Halifax bombers had been produced when production ended in 1946, these were operated by several air-forces other than the RAF including those of Australia, Canada, Egypt, New Zealand and Poland. The Pakistan air-force operated a squadron of Halifax bombers and was the last air-force to operate the type, finally retiring them in 1961.

Handley Page Halifax B.III Bomber Plane

 
Handley Page Halifax Mk III Specifications:
  • Crew: 7
  • Length: 71 ft 7 in (21.82 m)
  • Wingspan: 104 ft 2 in[7] (31.75 m)
  • Height: 20 ft 9 in (6.32 m)
  • Loaded weight: 54,400 lb (24,675 kg)
  • Engines: Four 1,615 hp (1,205 kW) Bristol Hercules XVI radial engines
  • Maximum speed: 282 mph (454 km/h) at 13,500 ft (4,115 m)
  • Range: 1,860 mi (3,000 km)
  • Service ceiling: 24,000 ft (7,315 m)
  • Rate of climb: 750 ft/min (3.8 m/s)

Handley Page Halifax Mk III Armament:

  • Guns: Four .303 in (7.7 mm) Browning machine guns in dorsal turret
  • Guns: Four .303 in (7.7 mm) Browning machine guns in tail turret
  • Guns: Single .303 in (7.7 mm) Vickers K machine gun in nose
  • Bombs: Maximum of 13,000 lb (5,897 kg)
 

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