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Handley Page Type B

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Handley Page took a commission to build a biplane aircraft, the concept of W.P.Thompson of Freshfield, Lancashire. The concept involved having pendulum stability by having the pilot, powerplant, and undercarriage suspended beneath the wing structure.


Designated the Handley Page Type B, it was damaged on its first test in 1909. It was then wrecked when part of the works shed collapsed in a gale. Repaied, it was delivered to Freshfield where Thompson, who had formed Planes Ltd, resumed trials.

 


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