Specifications – Handley Page Hampden MkI

Crew: Four
pilot, navigator/bomb aimer
radio operator/dorsal gunner, ventral gunner

Length :53 ft 7 in (16.32 m)
Wingspan: 69 ft 2 in (21.09 m)
Height: 14 ft 11 in (4.55 m)
Wing area: 668 sq ft (62.1 m2)
Empty weight: 12,764 lb (5,789 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 22,500 lb (10,206 kg)

Powerplant: 2 × Bristol Pegasus XVIII 9-cylinder radial engine
1000 hp (754 kW)at 3,000 feet (910 m) each

Performance:

Maximum speed: 247 mph (215 knots, 397 km/h) at 13,800 ft (4,210 m)
Cruise speed: 206 mph (179 knots, 332 km/h) at 15,000 ft (4,580 m)
Range: 1,720 mi (1,496 nmi, 2,768 km)
(Max fuel and 2,000 lb (910 kg) bombs, 206 mph (332 km/h))
Ferry range: 2,100 nmi (2,400 mi, 3,900 km)
Service ceiling: 19,000 ft (5,790 m)
Rate of climb: 980 ft/min (300 m/min)

Armament:

Guns:
1 × fixed forward firing .303 in (7.7 mm) M1919 Browning machine gun in nose
3–5 Vickers K machine guns: one flexibly mounted in the nose
one or two each in dorsal and ventral positions
Bombs:
4,000 lb (1,814 kg) bombs or 1 × 18 in (457 mm) torpedo or mines

Handley Page Hampden MkI

 

 

 

Handley Page Hampden B MkI

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