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Handley Page

Handley Page Limited was founded by Frederick Handley Page (later Sir Frederick) in 1909 as the United Kingdom's first publicly traded aircraft manufacturing company. In 1912 Handley Page established an aircraft factory at Cricklewood after moving from Barking. During WW1 Handley Page produced a series of heavy bombers for the Royal Navy to bomb the German Zeppelin yards, with the ultimate intent of bombing Berlin in revenge for the Zeppelin attacks on London. Just after WW1 some of the bombers were converted for passenger use, with the subsidiary Handley Page Transport. Their first dedicated passenger design was the W.8. In 1924 Handley Page Transport merged with two other regional airlines to create Imperial Airways, the UK's first national airline service. Handley Page developed several large biplane airliners, including the H.P.42, for use on Imperial routes to Africa and India. In 1929 the Cricklewood Aerodrome was closed and a new one built at Radlett. Bombers were also produced for WW2, notably the Hampden and Halifax. After the war came the HP.80 Victor, a four-engined, crescent-winged nuclear bomber. The final design was the Jetstream, but this came too late to save Handley Page, and the company went into voluntary liquidation in March 1970 and was wound up after 61 years trading under the same name. The Jetstream however lived on as a successful product, the design being purchased and produced by Scottish Aviation at Prestwick and later when Scottish Aviation was incorporated into British Aerospace from 1977.
Ex-RAF Victor Ex-RAF Victor at Duxford, UK. Photo taken in 2003. The Handley Page Victor was a British jet bomb...
Handley Page Hastings A Magnificent Aircraft. I think it was the RAF's last big Tailsitting transport aircraft. This fine ...
Handley Page Hastings on display Another shot of the large Hastings at RAF Cosford, clearly showing the open cargo doors.
Handley Page Victor K2 If I had to make a list of my top 10 favourite aircraft, then the Victor would be high up in it. Thi...
Handley Page Jetstream 31 RAF Cosford's Jetstream. You can tell its a Handley Page built machine, by the Astazou turboprops di...
Jetstream T-3 Handley Page Jetstream T-3 ZE441/579 750Sq from the Royal Navy. Seen during the Schleswig-Jagel open...
Royal Navy Handley Page Jetstreams 4 of 7 Jetstreams that displayed as part of celebrations for the Fleet Air Arm at RAF Fairford RIAT ...
Handley Page Victor K.2 XL231 Here at the former RAF Elvington in Yorkshire, this is one of only two Victors in the UK that can st...
Handley Page Halifax B Mk III replica nose art The Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington contains this replica, adorned with the markings of a "real" H...
Handley Page Hastings T.5 TG517 A very long term resident of Newark Air Museum, having arrived on 22 June 1977 and flown in by Sqn L...
Handley Page Jetstream N510F/N12227/G-AXJZ/G-JSSD Built by Handley Page in 1969, but reconditioned as the Series 31 development aircraft photographed ...
At RAF Elvington this is a strange visitor Can't tell you what this is but it was at the Yorkshire Air Museum at ex RAF Elvington and it just s...

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