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Handley Page Hastings

United Kingdom (1948)

Detailing the development and operational history of the Handley Page Hastings Transport Aircraft.

 Entry last updated on 6/19/2017; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ©

Basic Specifications
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United Kingdom
Year: 1948
Type: Transport Aircraft
Manufacturer(s): Handley Page - UK
Production: 151

Over 150 Hastings transport aircraft were produced by Handley Page following World War 2 - some took part in the Berlin Airlift operation following.

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Supported Mission Types
Ground Attack
Close-Air Support
Airborne Early Warning
Electronic Warfare
Aerial Tanker
Passenger Industry
VIP Travel
Business Travel
Special Forces
Crew: 5
Length: 82.02 ft (25 m)
Width: 113.02 ft (34.45 m)
Height: 22.47 ft (6.85 m)
Empty Weight: 48,502 lb (22,000 kg)
MTOW: 80,028 lb (36,300 kg)

Installed Power
4 x Bristol Hercules 106 14-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engines developing 1,675 horsepower each.

Standard Day Performance
Maximum Speed: 348 mph (560 kph; 302 kts)
Maximum Range: 1,690 mi (2,720 km; 1,469 nm)
Service Ceiling: 26,575 ft (8,100 m; 5.03 mi)
Rate-of-Climb: 1,030 ft/min (314 m/min)


Operators List
New Zealand; United Kingdom

Series Model Variants
• Hastings - Base Series Name
• C.Mk 1
• C.Mk 1A
• Met.Mk 1
• C.Mk 2
• C.Mk 3
• C.Mk 4
• T.Mk 5 - V-Bomber crew trainer conversions from C.Mk 1 production models.