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Handley Page Halifax B.Mk.III
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No 462 Squadron Halifax AWM P01523.033
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Halifax Mk 3 version
History
Type 4 engine monoplane
Role Strategic heavy bomber
Designer Handley Page
Manufacturer Handley Page (1,589), English Electric (2,145), Fairey Aviation (662), London Aircraft Production Group (710), & Rootes Securities (1,070)
Produced 1940 - 1946 in the UK
Number built 6,176
Primary users RAF, RCAF, RAAF
In service Nov 1940
Out of service 1952


Remarks

General characteristics

  • Crew: Seven - Pilot, co-plot/engineer, navigator, bomb aimer, radio operator/gunner, two gunners.
  • Length: 21.82 m
  • Wingspan: 31.75 m
  • Height: 6.32 m
  • Empty weight: 17,178 kg
  • Max takeoff weight: 24,675 kg
  • Powerplant: 4 x Bristol Hercules XVI 14 cylinder air cooled piston engines. 1,615 hp each
  • Maximum speed: 454 km/h at 4,100 m
  • Range: 2,990 km
  • Service ceiling: 7,300 m
  • Armament
  • Guns: 8 x .303 Browning machine guns (4 in dorsal turret, 4 in rear turret); 1 x .303 Vickers machine gun in nose.
  • Bombs: 5, 897 kg

Crew members

No. 462 Squadron