Handley Page Hampden Bomber Plane
The Handley Page Hampden was a British WW2 medium bomber, it was not a very practical aircraft and it's cramped narrow fuselage resulted in it's air-crews referring to it as the "Flying Suitcase". The Hampden notably took part in the first night raid on Berlin and the first 1,000-plane raid on Cologne before being withdrawn from Bomber Command service at the end of 1942, the remaining aircraft serving as a long-range torpedo bomber and various other maritime duties until early 1945.
|Handley Page Hampden Mk.I Specifications:|
- Crew: 4
- Length: 53 ft 7 in (16.33 m)
- Wingspan: 69 ft 2 in (21.08 m)
- Height: 14 ft 4 in (4.37 m)
- Empty weight: 11,780 lb (5,344 kg)
- Loaded weight: 18,756 lb (8,508 kg)
- Engines: Twin 980 hp (730 kW) Bristol Pegasus XVIII 9-cylinder radial engines
- Maximum speed: 265 mph (410 km/h) at 15,500 ft (4,724 m)
- Range: 1,095 miles (1,762 km)
- Service ceiling: 19,000 ft (5,790 m)
- Rate of climb: 980 ft/min (300 m/min)
Handley Page Hampden Mk.I Armament:
- Four or six .303 in (7.7 mm) Vickers K machine guns
- 4,000 lb (1,814 kg) of bombs
- Single 18 in torpedo
- 4,000 lb of sea mines
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