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Updated: 5 Aug 04

Full Official Name: Handley Page Hampden

Manufacturer: Handley Page

Variants:

Role: Bomber

Crew: 4 (pilot, observer, gunner/wireless operator and air gunner)

Operated by: (Sqns with Lincolnshire connection only)

44 Sqn, 49 Sqn, 50 Sqn, 61 Sqn, 83 Sqn, 97 Sqn, 106 Sqn, 144 Sqn, 207 Sqn, 415 Sqn, 420 Sqn, 455 Sqn, 1 AAS,

Design

All metal. Its looks belied a strong and reliable type. Withdrawn from RAF service in mid-Sep 1942. Nicknamed the 'flying tadpole' it flew its first combat sorties from RAF Waddington.

Engines

Twin radial engines.

Armaments

2 x free-standing .303 Vickers MG in a dorsal position a third ventral MG pointing aft and a fourth wing-mounted fixed forward-firing .303.

Performance

Max speed 254 mph.

Combat radius

With a combat load of 4000 lbs it had a combat radius of 1200 miles and max height of 19 000 ft.

Who operated what?
Armstrong Whitworth :: Battle :: BE2c :: Beaufighter :: Blenheim :: Camel :: Canberra :: DH4 ::DH6 :: DH9 :: Fawn :: Halifax :: Hampden :: Hart :: Hind :: Hurricane :: Hyderabad :: Lancaster :: Lightning :: Lincoln :: Manchester :: Mosquito :: NIMROD :: Phantom :: RE8 :: SENTINEL :: SENTRY :: Spitfire :: Stirling :: Tornado :: Valiant :: VC-10 :: Vulcan :: Washington :: Wellington

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