Striking by Night
Handley Page Halifax
The Halifax had a good reputation and remained a front line bomber until the end of the war. Although the Mk III was an improvement on earlier types, it did not have the outstanding performance of the Lancaster. As a result, Halifax squadrons suffered high casualty rates. Many RAAF aircrew flew in these aircraft including those in 466 and 462 RAAF Squadrons.
|Engines||Four Bristol Hercules XVI radial engines of 1,650 horsepower|
|Armament||Nine .303-inch machine-guns; up to 5,897 kilograms of bombs|