Handley-Page Hampden Medium Bomber
Not for Sale at This Time
24" x 30 x 2" Oil on Canvas. Framed
Handley-Page Hampden Medium Bomber Over Vancouver Island on
November 15th, 1942
P5436 was one of the Canadian-built Hampden's. It survived only 100 hours of
flying time before crashing near Patricia Bay, on November 15th, 1942, while
engaged in torpedo dropping practice. The pilot made the error of turning at low
speed and altitude, causing the aircraft to fall into a "stabilized
yaw", a known Hampden flaw. The aircraft quickly sank 600 feet to the
The 4 man crew was more fortunate, as the pilot of a passing Stranraer flying
boat had seen the mishap, and they were plucked out of the water, with very
minor injuries, within minutes.
2 1000 hp Bristol Pegasus XVIII engines
Maximum speed: 254 mph
Empty weight: 11,780 lbs.
Loaded weight: 18,756 lbs.
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