Handley Page HP 42 " Hadrian " - October 1936

There are no know images of Meher Baba for the whole of this journey from Bombay to London. This was his 9th visit to the West.

1936
1936
Courtesy of Lord Meher ; Bhau Kalchuri - Vol.6-7 : p 2041
Courtesy of Lord Meher ; Bhau Kalchuri - Vol.6-7 : p 2041
Karachi Airport 1930
Karachi Airport 1930

" HADRIAN "

" HADRIAN "


The plane was named after the Roman Emperor ( b.AD 76 ) ruled from AD.117 to 138 ).

He initiated plans to end distinctions between Rome & her provinces.

He visited Britain in AD.122, where he ordered the building of Hadrian's Wall.

 

This plane was one of 8, its construction number was 42 / 2 and its registration no. is  G-AAUE

It's first flight was on 24th June 1931.

At the start of  WW2, it was assigned to RAF Squadron 271 -  5/40 as AS 982 and was based in Odiham, England.

On the 6th  December 1940, during a gale, it tore loose from its moorings at Doncater Airport, England and it cart-wheeled onto railway tracks, ending up inverted on the line.

Routes


The route that the plane took was  from Karachi  -  Gwadar, Muscat, Oman  -  Sharjah, U.A.E.  -  Bahrein  -  Kuwait  -  Basra, Iraq  -  Baghdad, Iraq.


 

Passenger Rates


Specifications (H.P.42E)


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General characteristics

  • Crew: 4
  • Capacity: 24 passengers
  • Length: 92 ft 2 in (28.09 m)
  • Wingspan: 130 ft (39.62 m)
  • Height: 27 ft (8.23 m)
  • Wing area: 2,989 sq ft (278 m²)
  • Airfoil: RAF 28
  • Empty weight: 17,740 lb (8,047 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 28,000 lb (12,700 kg)
  • Powerplant: Bristol Jupiter XIF radial engine, 490 hp (365 kW) each

Performance

References

  1. ^ Jackson, A.J. British Civil Aircraft Since 1919, Volume 2, Second edition. London: Putnam & Company, 1973. ISBN 0-370-10010-7.