Handley Page H.P.42 & H.P.45

The Handley Page H.P.42 and H.P.45 were four-engine biplane airliners, based in Radlett, Hertfordshire.

They held the distinction of being the largest airliner in regular use in the world upon the type’s introduction in 1931.

4 of each model were built.

Specifications

Crew

4

Capacity

24 passengers

Length

92 ft 2 in (28.09 m)

Wingspan

130 ft (40 m)

Height

27 ft (8.2 m)

Wing area

2,989 sq ft (277.7 m2)

Airfoil

RAF 28

Empty weight

17,740 lb (8,047 kg)

Max take-off weight

28,000 lb (12,701 kg)

Powerplant

4 × Bristol Jupiter XIF 9-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engines, 490 hp (370 kW) each

Propellers

4-bladed fixed-pitch propellers

Performance

Maximum speed

120 mph (190 km/h, 100 kn)

Cruise speed

100 mph (160 km/h, 87 kn)

Range

500 mi (800 km, 430 nmi)

Rate of climb

790 ft/min (4.0 m/s).

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