Monday, January 12, 2009

Gaza

This photograph shows the aircraft Hanno, which was part of the British Imperial Airways. The picture was taken in 1935, and shows a group of passengers arriving in Gaza. I am not sure what type of aircraft this is, but it is a massive biplane, with four engines . . . two on the top wing, and two on the bottom wing.

5 comments:

  1. This airplane is a Handley Page HP42. Eight of them were built and commercially flown in the 1930s. During that time they suffered no fatal accidents. Most of them were impressed into the RAF around 1940. None are still in existence.

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  2. Thanks for the photo, and thanks to Kerry for identifying it.

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  3. I'm glad to read of the fine safety record of this airframe ...I couldn't imagine going up in a craft such as this, and I love to fly.
    ~Steven~

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  4. Hey just found your site and i love it! Im only 16 but i have a crazy obsession with the past and old photos! Thanks For The Website! Cheers

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  5. Some pictures of the Hanno are here: http://www.imperial-airways.com/Ops_empire_air_routes_page_3.html

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