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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 ¬©

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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Handley Page Hastings C.Mk2 Specifications

Service Year: 1948
Type: Transport Aircraft
National Origin: United Kingdom
Manufacturer(s): Handley Page - UK
Total Production: 151

Structural (Crew, Dimensions, Weights)

Operating Crew (Typical): 5
Overall Length: 82.02 feet (25 meters)
Overall Width: 113.02 feet (34.45 meters)
Overall Height: 22.47 feet (6.85 meters)

Weight (Empty): 48,502 lb (22,000 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 80,028 lb (36,300 kg)

Power / Performance (Engine Type, Top Speed)

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

Maximum Speed: 302 knots (348 mph; 560 kph)
Maximum Range: 1,469 nautical miles (1,690 miles; 2,720 km)
Service Ceiling: 26,575 feet (8,100 meters; 5.03 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 1,030 feet-per-minute (314 m/min)

Armament / Mission Payload


Global Operators (Customers, Users)

New Zealand; United Kingdom

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.