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Handley Page Heyford
The aircraft is the H.P. Heyford, its first flight being on the 12th of June 1930
There were a 125 built, the designer being G.R.Volkert.
The Heyford entered service with 99 Squadron at Upper Heyford!
An UGLY Airplane… but I will take one!
It looks like the Handley Page H.P. 50 Heyford. From the first flight of the prototype in 1930 to the last model produced (Mk III), 122 of these quite ugly bombers were built. Its most unusual feature was that the fuselage was attached to the upper wing, not to the lower one.
It was quite large: Wingspan 22.86 m. Length 17.67 m. Height 5.33 m TO weight 7,655 kg
On the HP Heyford, bombs were carried in a celluel in lower wing, between the main landing gear legs.
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