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Picture of the Handley Page HP-42W aircraft

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G-AAXD (cn 42W/6) This particular aircraft was named "Horatius" and was one of three used on European routes. Another five were used on 'Empire' routes. The aircraft crashed at Tiverton 7 November 1939, and a propeller stills survives.
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A visitor from - posted Mon November 29, 2010:
Splendid photo! Another tasty slice of vintage commercial aviation.

I believe that that's a de Havilland DH.91 Albatross over to the left. Very rare aircraft - only seven (total, including prototypes) built. Introduction into service was in October, 1938. Just as all of the HP-42 aircraft had names starting with "H", the seven DH-91s had names starting with "F".

I love the juxtaposition of the biplane HP-42, with the uncowled engines, and all of its struts and wires, against the monoplane Albatross - beautifully streamlined and inline engines.

A visitor from United States posted Fri August 8, 2008:
The overall grainy nature of this photograph is probably why it is so seldom seen... This is the first time I have done. The rarity of it makes up for that grainy nature, at least somewhat.

A visitor from United States posted Sun January 20, 2008:
A rare bird indeed, the triple seven of it's time

A visitor from Australia posted Sat January 27, 2007:
Having a monoplane and large biplane in same shot as vintage cars, all going about their daily business so many years ago makes a strong impression. looks about 1935-36

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