Once the Halifax’s bomb bay was loaded with its high explosives and incendiaries, the Bomb Aimer would pre-select the order of their release on the Bomb Selector’s 16 Station Control Panel.
Often carrying a mixed and varied load of ordinance, this careful preselection ensured the Halifax maintained stable flight at the moment of release. Depending on the nature of the target, the Bomb Aimer would also preselect the pattern of their impact.
Long, narrow targets such as bridges, railways or shipping would be bombed with a ‘stick’ pattern - with the Bomb Aimer triggering a set number of bombs over predetermined intervals.
While the Halifax's bomb payload was considerably smaller than the Avro Lancaster, being a relatively conventional mid-wing design with twin tailplanes and rudders, it was considerably quicker and less complicated to build and with Handley Page’s new manufacturing split component construction could be produced in extremely large numbers.
In all, 6,178 Halifax’s were built and at its construction peak, 41 separate factories and dispersed units were involved in production, along with 600 subcontractors and 51,000 employees, with one Halifax completed every hour.
This Handley Page Halifax Instrument comes complete with detailed Scale Model, Mango Wood Stand & Plaque plus Printed Fact Sheet featuring photo of instrument in the aircraft cockpit.
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Your Handley Page Halifax Bomb Release Trigger, Original Recovery Curios Warbird Collectable includes:
- Highly detailed hand-built and airbrushed 1/72 plastic scale model of the aircraft.
- Original Warbird instrument
- Hand-crafted and beautifully finished 100yr, Far North Queensland Mango Wood display stand
- Detailed, 2-sided, printed and laminated Instrument Fact Sheet detailing aircraft and instrument
- Removable Magnetic Display Arm
The heavily detailed scale model is available with wheels & flaps up or down and bomb bays open or closed. Upon order placement you will receive an email asking for your preferred configuration.
Your complete Recovery Curios Original Instrument Collectable is securely packed and delivery normally takes between 3 - 4 weeks approx.
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