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Handley Page Halifax
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History
Type four engine
Role strategic heavy bomber
Manufacturer Handley Page
Produced 1940 - 46
Number built 6,176
Primary users RAF, RCAF, RAAF, Free French AF
In service 13 Nov 1940
Out of service 1961 (Pakistan Air Force)


Remarks

General characteristics

  • Crew: 7 (pilot, co-pilot/flight 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: 29, 484 kg
  • Powerplant: 4 x Bristol Hercules XVI
  • Maximum speed: 454 km/h at 4,100 m
  • Range: 2,990 km
  • Service ceiling: 7,300 m
  • Armament
  • Guns: 8 x .303 in Browning machine guns ( 4 in dorsal and 4 in tail turrets) and 1 x .303 in Vickers K machine gun (nose)
  • Bombs: 5,897 kg of bombs

Crew members

No. 462 Squadron RAF