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Monday, 13 February 2012

video: "Halifax Bomber"



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The Hadley Page Halifax prototype first flew in October 1939 and started entering service in November 1940. The performance of the early Halifax models was not particularly impressive, but installation of more powerful Bristol Hercules engines in the Mark III improved performance greatly. The first RCAF squadron to fly the Halifax was Number 405 which began in April 1942. With a bomb load of 13,000 pounds it had a range of over 1,000 miles.

The Halifax along with the Avro Lancaster were the backbone of the RAF's Bomber Command, but it seldom received the acclaim that the Lancaster did.
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