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Good Morning, Oppo

Imperial Airways Handley Page H.P.42 refueling at Semakh, British Mandate Palestine in 1931.

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That’s a Handley Page H.P.42, named Hanno. Handley Page built four H.P.42s and four H.P. 45s, which had more room for passengers but a shorter range. All the aircraft were given names that started with “H”:

H.P.42: Hannibal, Horsa, Hanno, Hadrian

H.P.45: Heracles, Horatius, Hengist, Helena

By 1940, all eight had either crashed or been destroyed in accidents.

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