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Handley Page Halifax Specification Sheet

Type

Long Range WWII Bomber / Meteorolgical Reconnaisance

Crew

7:  Pilot, Co-Pilot, Navigator, Flight Engineer, Signaller, 2 x Met Observers


Power Plant

4 x 1,650 hp Bristol Hercules XVI air cooled14 cylinder sleeve valve radial engines


Armament  

N/A in Met Role

Wing Span

104 ft


Height

20 feet 9 in

Length

71 feet 7 in

Weight Empty

38,900lbs

All Up Weight

68,000lbs


Max Speed

280 - 282 mph

Range

1,030 miles

Max Ceiling

18,600 ft


Description

Four engined heavy bomber by Handley Page. Entered service in March 1941 and became a stalwart of Bomber Command. After the war used for Meteorological Reconnaisance until replaced by the Handley Page Hastings



Source: Bob Baxters, Bomber Command Website