Handley Page HP.115

The Handley Page HP.115 was a experimental delta wing aircraft.

It was built to test the low-speed handling characteristics to be expected from the slender delta configuration anticipated for a future supersonic aircraft.

Specifications

Crew

1

Length

50 ft 4 in (15.34 m)

Wingspan

20 ft 6 in (6.25 m)

Height

12 ft 9 in (3.89 m)

Wing area

432 sq ft (40.1 m2)

Airfoil

Bicon 6%

Empty weight

3,680 lb (1,669 kg)

Gross weight

5,050 lb (2,291 kg)

Powerplant

1 × Bristol Siddeley Viper BSV.9 turbojet, 1,900 lbf (8.5 kN) thrust

Performance

Maximum speed

248 mph (399 km/h, 216 kn)

Endurance

40 min.

You can view this aircraft at  ‘The Fleet Air Arm Museum’ located at the Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton (HMS Heron)in the UK.

 

 

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