Thursday, September 14, 2017

Handley-Page Hannibal

T.E. North (Illustrator).  Timothy’s Book of Aircraft.  London: Collins, 1958.

Apparently, these slow, heavily loaded aircraft used to wallow dreadfully, and air sickness was very, very common among passengers.  Hengist (brother of Horsa and legendary conqueror of Britain) burned in a hangar fire in India in 1937.  Of the eight aircraft made, all were gone by 1940.  Google it, and you can find a video of one these immense biplanes on youtube.

See Mister G's earlier post on these aircraft.  We've got so much stuff on this blog now that it's getting hard to keep track!

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