The Halifax was constantly improved and upgraded from 1940 to 1945 . In the specs below the small figures will be earlier models .
The aircraft above and below is a restored plane that was recovered from the bottom of a Norwegian fyorrd where it had been for decades .
The arrival of four engine bombers was a major step for Bomber Command because three hundred and fifty heavy bombers could do more damage than one thousand twin engine machines.
Handley Page Halifax
The Halifax not only served as bomber in many theaters but also served in Coastal Command hunting submarines , dropping spies into Europe ,glider tug, transport ,dropping paratroops , reconnaissance, dropping arms to resistance groups ,and meteorological duties.
Max Weight : 60,000 LB to 65,000 LB
Wingspan : 98 Ft up to 104 ft
Out of 6,176 Halifaxs built 1,883 were lost.
Bomber Command R.C.A.F. F/LT Sean Dunn
This is what they started with
Power: 1,400 to 1,800 H.P. per engine
Empty Weight :36,000LB up to 42,500 lb
This heavy bomber was used by five Allied air forces from 1940 to 1945.
It has been lovingly restored by an incredible amount of money and work.
Top Speed : 282 MPH up tp 312 MPH
The Halifax was ordered right off the drawing board and had some early problems however it evolved into a very good aircraft.