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|Halifax||Royal Air Force heavy Bomber with a crew of six to eight. Maximum speed of 280mph (with MK.VI top speed of 312mph) service ceiling of 22,800feet maximum range of 3,000 miles. The Halifax carried four .303 browning machine guns in the tail turret, two .303 browning machines in the nose turret in the MK III there were four .303 brownings in the dorsal turret. The Handley Page Halifax, first joined the Royal Air Force in March 1941 with 35 squadron. The Halifax saw service in Europe and the Middle east with a variety of variants for use with Coastal Command, in anti Submarine warfare, special duties, glider-tugs, and troop transportation roles. A total of 6177 Halifax's were built and stayed in service with the Royal Air Force until 1952|
See our aviation history timeline for all today's historical aviation events - air victories, aircraft losses and pilot details.
|RECENT UPDATES TO OUR AVIATION HISTORY DATABASES|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : L. J. Allum : Squadrons updated (added No.51 Sqn RAF), Squadron service dates updated|
|Flying Fortress Mk.F-85-BO 42-30047 of 350th Bomb Squadron added to the airframes database.|
|Flying Fortress Mk.F-85-BO 42-30038 of 100th Bomb Group added to the airframes database.|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Hampden P4359 : Airframe notes updated (added 08-02-1941 : Hampden was abandoned after it crashed and burst into flames at Taverham Park in the early morning.)|
|Wellington Mk.IC T2888 of No.99 Sqn RAF added to the airframes database.|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : D. V. Weaving : Squadrons updated (added No.83 Sqn RAF), Squadron service dates updated|
|Wellington Mk.IC L7811 of No.149 Sqn RAF added to the airframes database.|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : P. F. G. Alcock : Squadrons updated (added No.78 Sqn RAF), Squadron service dates updated|
|Warrant Officer David Fraser added to aircrew database :|
Was on his 4th Operation as a Rear Gunner with 115 Sqn on Wellingtons when he was shot down by night fighters on a raid to Hamburg on 10th May 1941. He then spent 4 years as a Prisoner of War.
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : E. Hughes : Squadrons updated (added No.51 Sqn RAF), Squadron service dates updated|
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