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Handley Page HP.115

Delta-Wing Research Aircraft

Handley Page HP.115

Delta-Wing Research Aircraft

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SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
VARIANTS
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



The Royal Aircraft Establishment of Britain relied on a single example of the Handley Page HP.115 aircraft for research into delta-winged planforms.
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ORIGIN: United Kingdom
YEAR: 1961
MANUFACTURER(S): Handley Page - UK
PRODUCTION: 1
OPERATORS: United Kingdom
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Handley Page HP.115 model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 1
LENGTH: 50.36 feet (15.35 meters)
WIDTH: 19.69 feet (6 meters)
HEIGHT: 12.80 feet (3.9 meters)
WEIGHT (EMPTY): 3,682 pounds (1,670 kilograms)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 5,071 pounds (2,300 kilograms)
ENGINE: 1 x Bristol Siddeley Viper BSV.9 turbojet engine developing 1,900 lb of thrust.
SPEED (MAX): 249 miles-per-hour (400 kilometers-per-hour; 216 knots)




ARMAMENT



None.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• HP.115 - Base Project Designation; single flyable example completed.






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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: 300mph
Lo: 150mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (249mph).

    Graph average of 225 miles-per-hour.
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

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


Supported Roles
A2A
Interception
UAV
Ground Attack
CAS
Training
ASW
Anti-Ship
AEW
MEDEVAC
EW
Maritime/Navy
SAR
Aerial Tanker
Utility/Transport
VIP
Passenger
Business
Recon
SPECOPS
X-Plane/Development
A2A=Air-to-Air; UAV=Unmanned; CAS=Close Support; ASW=Anti-Submarine; AEW=Airborne Early Warning; MEDEVAC=Medical Evac; EW=Electronic Warfare; SAR=Search-Rescue