British Hadley-Page ''Halifax'' Heavy Bomber Plane

  • World War II
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

The British Hadley-Page ''Halifax'' was a class of Heavy Bomber used by The Royal Air Force during World War II. Somewhat ''smaller'' than the vaunted ''Manchester'' Bomber, The ''Halifax'' was developed as a multi-purpose, multi-theater medium Bomber. Well over 6,000 production models were fielded during The War. In addition, several Commonwealth Nations and Allies used The ''Halifax''. First deployed in 1940, The Hadley-Page would continue it's reliable service until 1946, when it's Class was retired.

 

The ''Halifax'' was a (4) Engine aircraft, with being a Bristol Hercules 14-cylinder Piston – capable of producing 1,600-HP. Airspeed was rated to 280-mph with an operational ceiling of 25,000-feet. The ''Halifax'' was 72-feet in length with a wingspan of 105-feet. Defensive armament included (8) .303 Browning Machine Guns, positioned throughout the Bombers fuselage. In ordnance deployment, The ''Halifax'' supported over 13,000-lbs. The ''Halifax'' as was one of the early passive Radar supplied Bombers in the British RAF.