Aeroplane Monthly 1981-02
Radlett /Gone but not forgotten/ (9)
Hampden L4080 at Radlett in February 1939. Powered by two 1,000 h.p. Bristol Pegasus XVIII radial engines, nearly 1,400 were built.
The depressing scene at Radlett in September 1970. Semi-completed Jetstreams and scrapped components tell their own story. Handley Page ceased to exist on June 1, 1970 and the aerodrome and factory premises were cleared for industrial development.
The same shop seven years later with completed Victor B.Is awaiting delivery.
First production H.P.50 Heyford 1, K3489, photographed at Radlett on October 19, 1933 with Sqn Ldr T. H. England at the controls. The type was to enter service in November 1933.
The Radlett assembly hall with the H.P.36 Hinaidi II prototype J9478 in the foreground. Note the H.P.39 Gugnunc next to it.
Halifaxes were leaving the Radlett assembly shops at the rate of 40 aircraft per month during 1944.
BOAC's H.P. Halton G-AHDU immediately after christening at Radlett on July 18, 1946.
The photograph was taken from inside the cabin of the Short S.23 Empire Flying Boat G-ADHM, Caledonia in June 1937, just prior to its first transatlantic crossing made on July 5.
The scene in the main hangar during the official opening on July 7, 1930 with the fuselage of H.P.42 G-AAGX still under construction and the remains of the 1910 Yellow Peril nestling under it.
Prince George making his speech. The remains of the 1910 "Yellow Peril" stand beside the fuselage of a 40-seater passenger machine.
H.P.42 G-AAXC leaves Radlett on its first flight, summer 1931.
Hermes during final assembly 1949-50. Most were delivered to BOAC during 1950.
Completed Hastings at Radlett awaiting delivery to squadrons.
The prototype Hastings TE580 at Radlett on June 3, 1946, having made its first flight at Wittering.
Part of the SBAC show new aircraft park at Radlett, September 1947.