Monday, April 28, 2014

Handley Page Hampton

First flown in 1936, the Hampton was a British medium bomber that saw a lot of use in the early part of the war. It was no match for German fighters and attrition was high. Canada built 160 units, of which about half were stationed on the west coast where they were used for training. 
Today there no flying examples though one is on display at The Canadian Museum of Flight in Langley BC. It was built up from one that was recovered from the bottom of the ocean as well as parts from two other recovered wrecks.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hampden, you tosser