The Handley-Page Halifax was one of the three four-engined heavy bombers used by the RAF in WWII. Its reputation seems to be eclipsed by the Short Stirling, which was in service earlier, and the Avro Lancaster, which became Britain's iconic bomber.
- "Britain's New "Heavies" [ HTML ] introduces the Halifax and Stirling and makes some comparisons with the B-17.
- "Handley-Page Halifax" [ HTML ] describes construction, features and performance.
- "Birth of a Bomber" [ HTML ] discusses the reasons for lead times in airplane production, from the perspective of instituting production of the Halifax.
- "Halifax II Features Higher Speed" [ HTML ] introduces the Halifax II Series 1a and describes many of the upgrades.
- A Sketchbook drawing shows two views of main landing gear structure.
- The article "Handley-Page Halifax"
[ HTML ] includes a
photo of a Halifax in flight and a
labeled cutaway drawing.
- A Sketchbook drawing shows structure of the wing at the right outboard nacelle.
- "Bomber Command" [ HTML ] includes a photo: "Handley Page Halifax carries nearly six tons of bombs. Its four Rolls-Royce Merlin engines provide 4,700 hp."
- A Yearbook entry from 1943 shows a Halifax from 2 o'clock low.
- "Birth of a Bomber" [ HTML ] includes 2 photos of the plane:
- Planes on assembly line seen from head on: "Wings, tails, and engines are all in place as this Halifax nears completion. The engines are Rolls-Royces."
- Plane on the ground seen from 10 o'clock: "Halifax production involved 28,000 tools and jigs and 18,000 designs."
- "Three of a Kind" has comparison three-view drawings of Fw-200, Halifax, and B-17E.
- "Halifax II Features Higher Speed" [ HTML ] includes 3 photos:
- A Yearbook entry, "Handley Page Halifax II, 1a" shows a Halifax from 7 o'clock high.
- A Yearbook entry for 1945 shows a Halifax III from 2 o'clock, with a dimensioned 3-view line drawing.
- A news clip photo, "Vertical Delivery for Jeeps and Guns" shows a 4×4 being loaded into the modified of a Halifax converted for parachute dropping of equipment.