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Handley Page Hastings

United Kingdom (1948)
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Origin: 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.


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 ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

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Our Data Modules allow for quick visual reference when comparing a single entry against contemporary designs. Areas covered include general ratings, speed assessments, and relative ranges based on distances between major cities.

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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 400mph
Lo: 200mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (348mph).

    Graph average of 300 miles-per-hour.
City-to-City Ranges
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Graph showcases the Handley Page Hastings C.Mk2's operational range (on internal fuel) when compared to distances between major cities.
Aviation Era
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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151


  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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Global Operators:
New Zealand; United Kingdom
Historical Commitments / Honors:

Military lapel ribbon for Operation Allied Force
Military lapel ribbon for the Arab-Israeli War
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Britain
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Midway
Military lapel ribbon for the Berlin Airlift
Military lapel ribbon for the Chaco War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cold War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cuban Missile Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Falklands War
Military lapel ribbon for the French-Indochina War
Military lapel ribbon for the Golden Age of Flight
Military lapel ribbon for the 1991 Gulf War
Military lapel ribbon for the Indo-Pak Wars
Military lapel ribbon for the Iran-Iraq War
Military lapel ribbon for the Korean War
Military lapel ribbon for the 1982 Lebanon War
Military lapel ribbon for the Malayan Emergency
Military lapel ribbon for the attack on Pearl Harbor
Military lapel ribbon for the Six Day War
Military lapel ribbon for the Soviet-Afghan War
Military lapel ribbon for the Spanish Civil War
Military lapel ribbon for the Suez Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Vietnam War
Military lapel ribbon for Warsaw Pact of the Cold War-era
Military lapel ribbon for the WASP (WW2)
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 1
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 2
Military lapel ribbon for the Yom Kippur
* Ribbons not necessarily indicative of actual historical campaign ribbons. Ribbons are clickable to their respective campaigns/operations.
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Structural - Crew, Dimensions, and Weights:
Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Handley Page Hastings C.Mk2 model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.

Operational
CREW


Personnel
5


Dimension
LENGTH


Feet
82.02 ft


Meters
25 m


Dimension
WIDTH


Feet
113.02 ft


Meters
34.45 m


Dimension
HEIGHT


Feet
22.47 ft


Meters
6.85 m


Weight
EMPTY


Pounds
48,502 lb


Kilograms
22,000 kg


Weight
LOADED


Pounds
80,028 lb


Kilograms
36,300 kg

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

Performance
SPEED


Miles-per-Hour
348 mph


Kilometers-per-Hour
560 kph


Knots
302 kts


Performance
RANGE


Miles
1,690 mi


Kilometers
2,720 km


Nautical Miles
1,469 nm


Performance
CEILING


Feet
26,575 ft


Meters
8,100 m


Miles
5.03 mi


Performance
CLIMB RATE


Feet-per-Minute
1,030 ft/min


Meters-per-Minute
314 m/min

Armament - Hardpoints (0):

None.
Variants: 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.