Handley Page Hyderabad/H.P.24 / Hinaidi/H.P.33 / Clive/H.P.35
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Handley Page - Hyderabad/H.P.24 / Hinaidi/H.P.33 / Clive/H.P.35 - 1923 - Великобритания
Страна: Великобритания
Год: 1923


Тяжелый ночной бомбардировщик с экипажем из четырех человек
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Фотографии
Handley Page H.P.24 Hyderabad, H.P.33/H.P.36 Hinaidi и H.P.35 Clive

  В соответствии со спецификацией 31/22 компания "Handley Page" на базе своего гражданского самолета W.8 спроектировала для британских ВВС тяжелый двухмоторный ночной бомбардировщик, поступивший на вооружение под обозначением Hyderabad. Прототип, обозначенный вначале как W.8d (позднее H.P.24), совершил первый полет в октябре 1923 года. Силовая установка новой машины включала два W-образных двигателя Napier Lion IIB мощностью по 450 л. с. Опытная эксплуатация машины была оценена положительно, самолет превосходил аналогичный Vickers Virginia Mk III, и для британских ВВС были построены 45 экземпляров. Самолеты поступили в 99-ю эскадрилью в декабре 1925 года и оставались в строевых частях до 1930 года, после чего до конца 1933 года эксплуатировались во Вспомогательных ВВС.
  Усовершенствованный вариант был разработан согласно спецификации 13/29 Министерства авиации и получил обозначение Hinaidi Mk I (H.P.33). Он имел два звездообразных двигателя Bristol Jupiter VIII мощностью 440 л. с., за первой машиной последовали еще два опытных экземпляра, построенных компанией "Handley Page", причем второй из них имел фюзеляж модели W.10 - для использования в качестве транспортно-десантного самолета. Затем были выпущены еще шесть серийных Hinaidi Mk I, последние три из них имели цельнометаллический фюзеляж и послужили основой для создания одного прототипа H.P.36 и 33-х серийных машин Hinaidi Mk II, имевших аналогичный цельнометаллический фюзеляж. В дополнение к новым самолетам еще семь бомбардировщиков Hyderabad были переделаны по стандарту Hinaidi Mk I. Hinaidi, как и Hyderabad, поступили в 99-ю эскадрилью и продолжали использоваться в строевых частях до ноября 1933 года, пока их не сменили на Heyford. Второй опытный образец Hinaidi Mk I, имевший цельнодеревянную конструкцию и фюзеляж самолета W.10, был позднее переименован в Clive Mk I (H.P.35), он вмещал 23 десантника. Позже в эксплуатацию поступили два серийных транспортных самолета Clive Mk II, которые имели уже цельнометаллическую силовую конструкцию. Самолеты Clive Mk II базировались в Лахоре (Индия) и использовались в течение нескольких лет в составе подразделения тяжелых транспортных самолетов Королевских ВВС Великобритании. Впоследствии Clive Mk I был переоборудован по стандарту W.10 и стал обозначаться Clive Mk III, но его серийное производство не было начато. Сам прототип был продан сэру Алану Кобхэму, который использовал его в ходе своих демонстрационных полетов, а также для испытаний системы дозаправки в полете.


ТАКТИКО-ТЕХНИЧЕСКИЕ ХАРАКТЕРИСТИКИ

  Handley Page Hinaidi Mk II

  Тип: тяжелый ночной бомбардировщик с экипажем из четырех человек
  Силовая установка: два звездообразных ПД Bristol Jupiter VIII мощностью по 440 л. с. (328 кВт)
  Летные характеристики: максимальная скорость на уровне моря 196 км/ч; крейсерская скорость на оптимальной высоте 121 км/ч; начальная скороподъемность 116 м/мин; набор высоты 2000 м - за 11 мин 48 с; практический потолок 4420 м; дальность 1368 км
  Масса: пустого 3647 кг; максимальная взлетная 6577 кг
  Размеры: размах крыльев бипланной коробки 22,86 м; длина 18,03 м; высота 5,18 м; площадь крыльев 136,66 м2
  Вооружение: один 7,7-мм наводимый пулемет Lewis в носовой части фюзеляжа, один наводимый 7,7-мм пулемет Lewis в надфюзеляжной стрелковой установке для обороны задней полусферы и один наводимый 7,7-мм пулемет Lewis в подфюзеляжной установке для обороны задней полусферы, плюс до 658 кг бомб на четырех подфюзеляжных и шести подкрыльевых узлах подвески - в стандартном варианте четыре 113-кг и четыре 51 -кг бомбы, либо восемь 51-кг бомб под фюзеляжем, либо две 249-кг или 236-кг бомбы, либо четыре 113-кг или 104-кг бомбы, или шесть 51-кг бомб под крылом
J9126, прототип Clive Mk I, позже был переоборудован в гражданский авиалайнер по стандарту W.10 и использовался сэром Аланом Кобхэмом.
H.P.24 Hyderabad
This view of Hyderabad prototype J6994 was taken at RAF Martlesham Heath in 1924.
23 октября 1923г.: совершил полет Handley Page Hyderabad, военный вариант авиалайнера W.8. Самолет в 1925-1930 годах эксплуатировался четырьмя эскадрильями британских ВВС.
Handley Page "Hyderabad" (Two Napier "Lions") The Handley Page "Hyderabad" may be said to be the development, for service purposes, of the famous Handley Page twin-engined commercial aeroplanes. The service type is designated officially as a "four-seater medium range bomber," and those familiar with Handley Page commercial aeroplanes will note that certain alterations have been made in the fuselage, the nose of which has been re-designed so as to admit of a gunner in front, with the pilot in a raised position immediately aft of the front gunner's cockpit. The only squadron equipped with "Hyderabads" is No. 99 (Bombing) Squadron, Bircham Newton.
An earlier view of the prototype Hyderabad, taken in 1923 at Cricklewood.
J6994, the Hyderabad first prototype, was first flown in October 1923. This photograph was taken in May 1924.
Hyderabad J7445, built in 1926, was converted into the prototype Hinaidi at the A&AEE and was first flown in its new form on March 26, 1927.
AT THE R.A.F. PAGEANT: One of the larger machines which took part in the "Fly Past": The Handley Page "Hyderabad" and the Vickers "Virginia," twin-engined (Napier "Lions") bombers.
MANOEUVRABILITY: Two views of the Handley Page "Hyderabad" night bomber. This machine is fitted with two Napier "Lion" engines. In the flights during which these photographs were taken the machine was piloted by Capt. Wilcockson, who seemed to handle the "Hyderabad" as if it were a scout.
THE HANDLEY PAGE "HYDERABAD": These three views show the machine from different angles and give a good idea of the general lay-out, which is based upon that of the commercial W.8 type, although certain minor changes have been made for the use of the machine as a night bomber.
HANDLEY PAGE "HYDERABAD": Night Bomber, with two Napier "Lion" Engines.
Hyderabad J7748, a former 99 Sqn aircraft, pictured in December 1926 at the time it was being used on autopilot tests. It was returned to the squadron in March 1927.
Hyderabad J9031 was first flown on March 16, 1928, and delivered to 99 Sqn. After coming down on Harrow School’s playing fields in February 1929 the aircraft was rebuilt as a Hinaidi Mk I.
Hyderabad J8810 at Cricklewood in August 1927, at the time of its first flight. In addition to being used for engine tests, J8810 flew with Nos 10 and 99 Squadrons.
THE HANDLEY PAGE "HYDERABAD" TWIN-ENGINED NIGHT BOMBER.
THE HANDLEY PAGE "HYDERABAD": A twin-engined Night Bomber with Napier "Lion" engines. It should be noted that machines of this class are painted a dark colour to render them less conspicuous at night.
AT OPPOSITE ENDS OF THE SCALE: A Handley Page "Hyderabad" and a de Havilland "Moth," both fitted with Handley Page automatic slots. These two machines represent the largest and the smallest to be so equipped up to the present.
R.A.F. DISPLAY AT BLACKPOOL: The huge crowd that visited the Blackpool Air Pageant on July 7 were lucky witnesses of a splendid imitation of the R.A.F. Display at Hendon. This view shows the familiar Air Force machines which took part: Handley-Page "Hyderabads."
26 марта 1927г.: прототип Handley Page Hinaidi Mk I совершил первый полет. Самолет на основе ранее выпущенного Hyderabad поступил на вооружение 99-й эскадрильи, базировавшейся в Аппер Хейфорде, Оксфордшир.
Hyderabad J9032 and Hinaidi J8317 of 99 Sqn at RAF Waddington in August 1930.
NOT FOR A LIGHT 'PLANE CLUB: A batch of six Handley Page "Hyderabad" bombers (Napier "Lion" engines) ready for delivery to No. 99 (Bombing) Squadron, R.A.F.
AT ANDOVER: In the foreground stands a "Hyderabad" of No. 503 (County of Lincoln) (Bomber) Squadron, which acted as "Friendly Bombers." In front of it is a reserve machine of No. 33 (Bomber) Squadron; and in the background are the "Harts" of No. 12 (Bomber) Squadron.
DAY AND NIGHT: Three of the Fairey Fox Day Bombers, taking part in Event 9, fly over the Handley Page Hyderabad and Vickers Virginia Night Bombers waiting to take off in Event 10.
AIR BATTLE AT BLACKPOOL: (Above) A Handley Page "Hyderabad" night bomber descending in flames after the Battle for Blackpool; and (below) three of the same type bombers taking off for the affray.
THE NIGHT BOMBER
SLOTS AND THE SERVICE: A Handley Page "Hyderabad" in Flight. Note the automatic slots open at the upper wing tips.
NIGHT WORK: Handley Page "Hyderabad" night bombers passing in open formation during the fly-past of night bombers.
AT THE R.A.F. DISPLAY: Proceedings opened at Hendon on Saturday with a long distance (500 miles) race for Night-Bombing Squadrons, one of which is shown leaving the aerodrome. No. 99 Bircham Newton (Handley Page "Hyderabads")
AT THE R.A.F. DISPLAY: The first event brings the proceedings to a close. The night-bombing squadron, No. 99 (Handley Page "Hyderabads"), is the first to return to Hendon after its 500-mile flight.
EVENT 14: AIR BATTLE AND SET PIECE: (3) British Heavy Bombers arrive, followed by attacking enemy fighters ("Siskinskys").
BATTLING AT HENDON: (left) One of the bombers beginning its dive in flames after attack by fighters during a bombing raid. (Right) Another bomber meets the same fate.
"AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR": ONE OF THE HEAVY BOMBERS ("HYDERABADS" ) , WHICH ARE ABOUT TO BOMB THE ENEMY GUN POSITION, FALLS A VICTIM TO THE ATTACKING FIGHTER SQUADRON ("SISKINS").
Hyderabads of 99 Sqn from RAF Upper Heyford en route to the RAF Display, held at RAF Hendon on June 30, 1928.
H.P.33 Hinaidi
Hinaidi II K1075 of 99 Sqn up from RAF Upper Heyford in May 1933. The squadron operated the type from October 1929 until March 1934 and Hyderabads from December 1925 until January 1931.
A STEEP BANK: The earth is not really standing up on end. This "Hinaidi" was in a steep bank when our photographer took it from another machine above.
Hinaidi Mk I J9033 spent much of its life as a trials aircraft with the A&AEE.
Hinaidi J9033 was used for trial installation of armament and radio equipment at Martlesham Heath and Cricklewood.
SINISTER: A Handley Page "Hinaidi" night bomber with two Bristol "Jupiter" engines, belonging to No. 99 (Bomber) Squadron at Upper Heyford.
Metal Hinaidi Mk II K1075 of 99 Sqn. This aircraft was struck off RAF charge in January 1935 after four years’ service with the squadron.
THE UNDERSTUDIES: The earthly trail of No. 99 (Bomber) Squadron.
ON A LONG RAID: Night bombers work singly at night, but on a long raid by day these Handley Page "Hinaidis" fly in formation.
The prototype Hinaidi at Karachi in May 1928 during tropical trials.
Hinaidi Mk II K1064 at A&AEE Martlesham Heath in mid-1932 with wing sweep increased to 5°. K1064 was struck off RAF charge in May 1934.
A splendid view of a 503 County of Lincoln Special Reserve Squadron Hinaidi probably taken at RAF Waddington. Note the squadron crest on the nose.
Hinaidi Mk II K1064 at A&AEE Martlesham Heath in mid-1932 with wing sweep increased to 5°. K1064 was struck off RAF charge in May 1934.
A HANDLEY PAGE IN INDIA: These two views were taken at Arawali, a landing ground on the North-west Frontier of India, about 3,700 ft. above sea-level. They show a Handley Page "Hinaidi," fitted with two Bristol "Jupiters" and (below) some of its crew with the armed native tribesmen who guard the aerodrome.
10 Sqn Hinaidis with K1919 in the foreground. They were delivered during the first half of 1931 during the period that the squadron moved from Upper Heyford to Boscombe Down.
THE HANDLEY PAGE "HINAIDI": This machine, fitted with Bristol geared "Jupiter" engines, was the only one taking part in the Display of which no photograph was available for inclusion in our issue of last week.
The first metal Hinaidi, in late 1929. Note the extended slats.
On the Handley Page Stand: In the foreground the fuselage of the 40-passenger machine. Behind that the "Hinaidi."
Hinaidi prototype J7745 during assembly at Lahore in February 1928 before flying tropical trials.
Hinaidi assembly line
The installation of a Bristol Jupiter engine and attendant plumbing in a Hinaidi.
In order to improve the flow of cooling air the domed front cowlings of J7745’s Jupiter VIIIs were provided with a dozen scoops. The modification was carried out during tropical trials in the early part of 1928.
H.P.35 Clive
HANDLEY-PAGE "CLIVE": Troop Carrier, with two Bristol "Jupiter" Engines.
The Handley-Page "Clive" Troop Carrier, two Bristol "Jupiter" engines.
A NEW TROOP CARRIER: The Handley Page "Clive" is fitted with Bristol geared "Jupiter" engines, automatic slots and other things.
Handley Page Clive Troop Carrier.
THE "GIANT" AIR LINER: The H. P. "Clive" (two Bristol "Jupiters"), which attracted the crowd by virtue of its size, being refuelled from the specially designed National Benzole tank wagon.
J9126, the prototype Handley Page Clive bomber-transport. It was first flown on February 18, 1928 and appeared at that year’s RAF Display at Hendon. Later it was registered G-EBYX, sold to Alan Cobham and named Youth of Australia.
The Handley Page Clive G-ABYX leads the three Avro Cadets (G-ACLU, G-ACOZ and G-ACPB), Tiger Moth G-ACEZ and Ferry G-ABSI during the Grand Formation Flypast at Dagenham on April 14, 1934.
The National Aviation Day display invariably opened with a Grand Flypast. This one consisted of, from top to bottom: de Havilland D.H.82 Tiger Moth G-ABUL; D.H.83 Fox Moth Youth of Newfoundland; Airspeed Ferry G-ABSI; Handley Page Clive G-ABYX Youth of Australia; Cierva C.19 Autogiro G-ABGB; Airspeed Ferry G-ABSJ; Fox Moth G-ACEX Youth of Ireland and Tiger Moth G-ACEZ.
PERCH PRO TEM: Miss Naomi Heron-Maxwell on the parachutist's platform of Sir Alan Cobham's Handley Page "Clive," from which she performs pull-off drops.
A parachutist is pulled away from Cobham's Handley Page Clive in 1933. During that year G-ABYX carried nearly 24,000 joyriders.
ORGANISATION: A unique view of Sir Alan flying a "Moth," taken from the cabin window of the "Clive" during the formation flight which was arranged over London on Saturday, October 7, to celebrate the successful conclusion of the National Aviation Day Display Crusade.
A passenger's eye view from the Handley Page Clive, coming into land at Molesey on October 7, 1935.
Cobham's Handley Page Clive G-ABYX about to touch down with an Airspeed Ferry in close pursuit. Half a dozen joyriding customers watch with nervous anticipation!
The Handley Page Clive G-ABYX picking up passengers at Redhill in April 1935.
The members of the 1935 Astra Tour lined up in front of the Handley Page Clive I G-ABYX. The author is fourth from the left. Geoffrey Tyson is second from the right and sitting on the grass are parachutists Miss Naomi Heron-Maxwell and Ivor Price. Price was killed shortly after this photograph was taken.
Hyderabad J8317 of 99 Sqn on its nose at the edge of a road near Leeds in October 1926.
Two views of the Handley Page Clive G-ABYX after it skidded on landing at Boskenso near Falmouth in 1934. Originally named Youth of Australia by Cobham, it later became Astra.
A somewhat crumpled Hinaidi - location and date of its sudden arrival unknown.
KEITH WOODCOCK’S painting depicts Hyderabad J9296 of 99 Sqn in company with Siskin J8386 of 41 Sqn.
Hyderabad and Hinaidi squadron colours
 
Handley Page heavy bombing aeroplane (900 hp) military type (W8-D)
Handley Page H.P.24 Hyderabad