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Handley Page Halifax III

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The Museum’s Halifax reconstruction is based on a section of the fuselage of Halifax II, HR792, which carried out an emergency landing on the Isle of Lewis in 1945. A crofter, Mr McKenzie, purchased the fuselage section for use as a hencoop. The wings came from Hastings, TG536, at RAF Catterick. The reconstruction is named “Friday the 13th” in honour of Halifax, LV907, which completed 128 operations with 158 Squadron, and is representative of all examples built.

The Yorkshire Air Museum is very near to York and if you find yourself in the area you can spend a pleasant 4 hours or so having a look around. It is worth it.
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About the Author

About Darren Baker (CMOT)
FROM: ENGLAND - SOUTH WEST, UNITED KINGDOM

I have been building model kits since the early 70’s starting with Airfix kits of mostly aircraft, then progressing to the point I am at now building predominantly armour kits from all countries and time periods. Living in the middle of Salisbury plain since the 70’s, I have had lots of opportunitie...


Comments

It looks like French markings on the stbd side?
SEP 21, 2015 - 02:31 AM
Thanks for the walkaround. I know a lot of people will think I'm crazy, but I find the Halifax much more interesting than the Lancaster. Gary
SEP 21, 2015 - 10:03 AM
I volunteered to re-rivet the restoration of one in Trenton Canada. It was an honor to help, in even a small way, that project. Thanks for the memories Darren.
MAR 16, 2017 - 03:39 AM