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The HP46 was designed to specification M.1/30 for a two seat shipborne torpedo bomber. Powered by an 825 hp Rolls Royce Buzzard III, the HP 46 first flew on 25 October 1932.

The company spent more than £36,000, on the HP46, nearly twice the contract price, but it only flew 5 hr 30 min and was condemned as too dangerous for deck flying. In April 1936 it left Radlett by road for farnborough and was never seen again.


Engine: 1 x 825hp Rolls-Royce Buzzard IIIS
Wingspan: 15.24 m / 50 ft 0 in
Length: 12.01 m / 39 ft 5 in
Wing area: 60.94 sq.m / 655.95 sq ft
Max take-off weight: 4812 kg / 10609 lb
Empty weight: 2838 kg / 6257 lb
Max. speed: 225 km/h / 140 mph
Armament: 2 x 7.7mm machine-guns, 1000kg of bombs or a torpedo
Crew: 2





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