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User currently offlinePMN1 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2007, 78 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 4 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2622 times:

In an Air Enthusiast September 1972 article on the civilian 14/38 and 15/38 specifications that led to the Fairey FC1 and the Short S32, it mentions in the S32 part that prior to the specifications being produced, Handley Page had offered a ‘civil version of the HP97, later to be the Halifax bomber, carrying 25 passengers on a non-stop London-Copenhagen service, or 1,600lb of mail from Lisbon to Bathurst, Gambia.’

Does anyone know if this was to be a straight conversion of the bomber fuselage or were the wings etc to be joined to a new fuselage?

The actual civilian Halifax carried 11 passengers so 25 seems a bit cramped to me if the existing fuselage was to be kept but possibly not enough for an Avro York type fuselage except for very long range.

[Edited 2008-07-29 17:36:45]

[Edited 2008-07-29 17:48:09]

[Edited 2008-07-29 17:51:07]

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User currently offlinePMN1 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2007, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2531 times:

Just noticed, I said HP97 instead of HP57.......

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