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 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: Handley Page "heavies" family tree

[ Jump to post ] Posted: January 16th, 2019, 9:30 am 

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H.P.99 Specification B.126T With the planned V-bombers being "super Lancasters", to attack at in excess of 40,000ft, the RAF also requested a bomber able to fly to target and attack from 500ft or less to complement the V-bombers - a "daisy cutter". To cope with the stresses of low-level operations ...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: Handley Page "heavies" family tree

[ Jump to post ] Posted: January 13th, 2019, 3:00 am 

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Export Victors No Victors were exported, although both Australia and South Africa expressed interest in purchasing Victors. In 1959 Australia considered both the Victor and Vulcan, but preferred the Vulcan. No purchase was forthcoming for Avro however, and Australia instead became the only export c...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: Handley Page "heavies" family tree

[ Jump to post ] Posted: January 12th, 2019, 8:15 am 

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H.P.80 Victor B.2 passenger transport In addition to external bomb capacity, the Mk.2 was proposed to carry passengers. https://i.imgur.com/cJwAshD.png Two wing troop carriers were proposed for the wing hardpoints, able to carry 26 passengers in each carrier (with a toilet). In addition 40 passenge...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: Handley Page "heavies" family tree

[ Jump to post ] Posted: January 12th, 2019, 4:42 am 

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H.P.80 Victor bomb containers As the last V-bomber to fly, the Victor was only required for very minimal testing of equipment for the V-bomber fleet, and only minimal testing of modifications to the Victor itself. One early series aircraft was used for testing of the slipper fuel tanks (the only Mk...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: Handley Page "heavies" family tree

[ Jump to post ] Posted: January 9th, 2019, 10:35 pm 

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H.P.80 Victor K.2 The final Victor marque, the Mk.2 three-point tanker. https://i.imgur.com/gMkPHdD.png With the demise of HP, the K.2 tanker programme was instead awarded to Hawker Siddeley, and specifically the division that had been Avro. With no working experience of the Victor, the HS Victor K...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: Handley Page "heavies" family tree

[ Jump to post ] Posted: January 9th, 2019, 3:10 pm 

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The engine planned was the Rolls Royce RB162 or the developed version the RB181.
This was the small VTOL engine developed as the lift engines for the Dornier Do31, and used as a take-off boost engine in the Trident 3B - in a similar style of application as that planned for the Victor.

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: Handley Page "heavies" family tree

[ Jump to post ] Posted: January 7th, 2019, 2:49 pm 

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H.P.80 developments In August 1966 HP tendered design studies for upgrades to both the Mk.1 and Mk.2 Victors to increase both capability and extend service life. H.P.80 Victor K.1 retrofit Both the K.1 and K.1A were to be modified to the same standard. As the Mk.1 wing was not designed to carry the...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: Handley Page "heavies" family tree

[ Jump to post ] Posted: January 6th, 2019, 2:46 pm 

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H.P.80 Victor B.1 Crew Trainers With the demotion of the B(K).1A to tanker trainer duties, several B.1A aircraft were also brought back to service without the tanker modification, for use as crew trainers with the Tanker Training Flight, and 232 Operational Conversion Unit. https://i.imgur.com/Xmfy...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: Handley Page "heavies" family tree

[ Jump to post ] Posted: January 6th, 2019, 2:42 pm 

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H.P.80 Victor K.1, K1A Tankers The definitive Mk.1 tanker conversion was a dedicated tanker, fitted with the 2 wing mounted fueling pods, and an additional hose and drum unit mounted in the former bomb bay, resulting in aircraft that were now tankers only. B.1 aircraft were modified to an almost B....

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: Handley Page "heavies" family tree

[ Jump to post ] Posted: January 6th, 2019, 2:29 pm 

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H.P.80 Victor B(K).1 Tanker The Victor was never planned to become a tanker, but with the retirement of the Valiant tankers work commenced on reconfiguring the retiring Victor Mk.1's. As the fatigue issues facing the Valiant were seen to be leading to the Valiants being grounded earlier than expect...
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