Aeroplane Monthly 1986-03
K.Desmond - H.P. (2)
Two Handley Page types heralded the end of an era when they arrived at Farnborough for the SBAC show in 1960, the year Duncan Sandys decreed that Britain’s aviation companies should amalgamate. Shown here arriving over Farnborough are Victor B.2 XH669 and Herald G-APWA.
The H.P.R.7 Dart Herald.
The H.P.39 Gugnunc, built in 1929 for the Guggenheim air safety competition.
The experimental H.P.88 broke up in the air.
Cordes made the first flight of the prototype Halifax, L7244, on October 25, 1939. Depicted is L9601, written off at Middleton St George on August 23, 1942 after the undercarriage collapsed during landing. This aircraft was one of only nine Halifax I series 3s powered by Merlin X engines.
The H.P.42 was renowned for passenger convenience and comfort.
The Hastings became the RAF’s standard long-range transport during the Fifties.