Handley Page Halifax

Specification

(Mk I) 4 x 1,145 hp Rolls Royce Merlin X water cooled 12 cylinder in line engines

(Mk II & V) 4 x 1,280 hp Rolls Royce Merlin XX water cooled 12 cylinder in line engines

(Mk III & IV) 4 x 1,650 hp Bristol Hercules XVI air cooled 14 cylinder sleeve valve radial engines

(Mk VI) 4 x 1,800 hp Hercules 100 engines

Dimensions

Wingspan: Early models: 98 feet 10 in (30.12m)/ Late Models: 104 feet 2 in (31.76m)

Length: Early Models: 70 feet 1 in (21.36m) / Late Models: 71 feet 7 in (21.82m)

Height: 20 feet 9 in (6.32m)

Unladen Weight: (Mk I) 36,000lbs (16,326kg) (Mk III) 38,240lbs (17,341.8kg) (MkVI) 38,900lbs (17641.1kg)

Laden Weight: (Mk I) 60,000lbs (27,210kg) (Mk III) 65,000lbs (29,447.5kg) (MkVI) 68,000lbs (30,830kg)

Performance

Speed: 280 - 282 mph (450.6 -453.8kmh) according to Mk

Ceiling: 18,600 feet (5.669.3m)

Range 1,030 miles (16,57.5km)

Armament

Front Turret

Mid Upper Turret 2 x .303

Rear Turret 4x .303

Bombload 13,000lbs (5,895.5kg)

 

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