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Handley Page 42, Imperial airways - gouache

Handley Page 42


29,7 cm x 21 cm

The most famous British propliner of the thirties was the Handley Page 42. Eight of them were built. Each one was named after a famous character of the Antiquity. These airplanes entered service in 1930 and flew all over the world for ten years. they were very reliable and also desperately slow with a maximum speed of 90 mph. In this painting, you see the "Hanno" above the Sinaï, being passed by a KLM Fokker.