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Handley Page History

Early World War I Allied Bomber

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posted on: October 21, 2015
posted by: zenadmin

The Handley Page was a World War I bomber. In 1916, the Type O was among the largest. The Type O’s wingspan made such an impression that years after, any large aircraft would be called a “Handley Page”. The aircraft was built in two versions, the Handley Page O/100 and O/400. After the war, aircrafts were converted for civilians by Handley Page’s pioneering airline flying from London to Paris.

Comfortable, Cruiser, Smooth

The Handley Page was an early World War I Allied bomber.  Introduced in 1916, the Type O was one of the largest aircraft in the world.  The Type O’s 100 ft wingspan made such an impression that for many years after the war, any large aircraft came to be called a “Handley Page” in Britain.

The aircraft was built in two major versions, the Handley Page O/100 and O/400, the latter featuring two 360 hp Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII engines.  After the war, several aircraft were converted for civilian use by Handley Page’s pioneering airline, Handley Page Transport, flying from London to Paris.