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Handley Page HP.47





Air Ministry Specification G.4/31 called for a General Purpose aircraft, capable of level bombing, army co-operation, dive bombing, reconnaissance, casualty evacuation and torpedo bombing. The Vickers Type 253 won against the Fairey G.4/31, Westland PV-7, Handley Page HP.47, Armstrong Whitworth AW.19, Blackburn B-7, Hawker PV-4 and the Parnell G.4/31.


Gustav Lachmann took on the technical development of modern methods of aerodynamics and metal construction, resulting in the building and testing of the H.P.47. One prototype was built, first flown on 27 November 1933. No production was undertaken.



Engine: 1 x 660hp Bristol Pegasus III.M3
Max take-off weight: 4197 kg / 9253 lb
Empty weight: 2434 kg / 5366 lb
Wingspan: 17.68 m / 58 ft 0 in
Length: 11.46 m / 37 ft 7 in
Wing area: 40.69 sq.m / 437.98 sq ft
Max. speed: 259 km/h / 161 mph
Ceiling: 6066 m / 19900 ft
Range: 886 km / 551 miles
Armament: 2 x 7.7mm machine-guns, 2 x 227kg bombs or a torpedo
Crew: 2





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