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|Handley Page 0400||In December 1914 during the Great war the Royal Navy Director of the Air Department Captain Murray Sueter requested a long range bomber to be built by Frederick Handley Page. Handley Page responded to the Navy's requirements with a biplane with a wingspan of 100 ft/30 m The first prototype Handley Page 400 flew on 7th December 1915 and featured a glazed cockpit and armour sufficient to protect from rifle fire around the crew compartment and engines. The aircraft proved somewhat underpowered, so the glazing and armour were deleted on the second prototype that flew the following April and formed the basis for series production of the machine. For so large a machine, production of the Handley Page 0/400 was considerable with over 400 examples being delivered by the time of the Armistice in 1918. Its first missions were carried out during April of that year, operating both during daylight and by night.|
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|RECENT UPDATES TO OUR AVIATION HISTORY DATABASES|
|99th Bomb Group added to the squadrons database.|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : Garnett : Squadrons updated (added No.51 Sqn RAF), Squadron service dates updated|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Flying Fortress 42-30033 : Squadrons updated (added 384th Bomb Group)|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Wellington R1084 : Airframe notes updated (added 10-02-1941 : Wellington was damaged by a night-fighter and crash-landed at Narborough in Norfolk.)|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : G. Chadd :|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Hampden AD734 : Airframe notes updated (added 11-02-1941 : Hampden was abandoned after flying into a balloon cable over Birmingham. It's believed that the Hampden was set onto auto-pilot following the collision, and eventually crashed into the Irish sea.)|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : P. F. G. Alcock : Squadrons updated (added No.78 Sqn RAF), Squadron service dates updated|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Hampden P1328 :|
|D. N. Beal added to aircrew database.|
|Flying Fortress Mk.F-85-BO 42-30043 of 547th Bomb Squadron added to the airframes database.|
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