Aviation Photo #0892656 Handley Page HP-42W - Imperial Airways

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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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Photo Added: August 03, 2005

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11 years ago
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
10 years ago
A rare bird indeed, the triple seven of it's time
10 years ago
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.
8 years ago
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.

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