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Handley Page Manx - United Kingdom, 1943

Detailing the development and operational history of the Handley Page Manx Experimental Twin-Engine, Twin-Seat Tailless Research Aircraft.

 Entry last updated on 9/4/2017; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ¬©

The Handley Page HP.75 Manx served Britain as an experimental platform to research tailless aircraft design.

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Handley Page Manx Specifications

Service Year: 1943
Type: Experimental Twin-Engine, Twin-Seat Tailless Research Aircraft
National Origin: United Kingdom
Manufacturer(s): Handley Page - UK
Total Production: 1

Structural (Crew, Dimensions, Weights)

Operating Crew (Typical): 2
Overall Width: 40.03 feet (12.20 meters)
Weight (Empty): 2,998 lb (1,360 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 4,134 lb (1,875 kg)

Power / Performance (Engine Type, Top Speed)

Engine: 2 x de Havilland Gipsy Major 4-cylinder air-cooled inline piston engines developing 140 horsepower each.

Maximum Speed: 130 knots (149 mph; 240 kph)
Service Ceiling: 15,092 feet (4,600 meters; 2.86 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 555 feet-per-minute (169 m/min)

Armament / Mission Payload


Global Operators (Customers, Users)

United Kingdom

Model Variants

HP.75 "Manx" - Base Series Designation; single flyable example completed.