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Hadley Page "Sparrow" Harrow 

 

History

The Hadley Page Harrow bomber was a cantilever high-wing monoplane with a fixed divided-type landing gear and a twin fin and rudder-type tail unit. Enclosed accommodation was provided for a normal flight crew of four, who were also expected to man the nose turret, tail turret and mid-upper gun position. A total of 100 Mk I and Mk II Harrows were ordered in August 1935, differing in having two 618.5kW Bristol Pegasus X and 689.3kW Pegasus XX engines respectively.

With the arrival of the Wellington, Harrows were converted into 20-troop or freight-carrying transports, although a number performed mine- laying duties during the early part of World War II.

The Fleet Air Arm received 9 Harrows between June 1942 and January 1943. These 'Sparrow' type Harrows were all used as engine carriers with 782 squadron.
 

Fleet Air Arm history
    Harrow
    Total FAA 1939-1945:        9
    First delivered to RN:         1942
    First squadron 1939-1945:   782 sqdn in 1942
    Operational squadron:          None
    Last served with RN           1943
Aircraft Type:
Hadley Page "Sparrow" Harrow
Mark:
-
Primary Role:
Engine carrier (originally an heavy bomber with the RAF)
First Flight: 
1935
Date operating with FAA squadrons:
6.1942-11.1943
Manufacturer:
Hadley Page
Engine:
Two 925 hp Bristol Pegasus XX engines
 Wing Span: Length: Height: Wing Area: 
wingspan: 26.95m, 
length: 25.04m
Empty Weight: Max.Weight:
Max wt: 10430kg
Speed: 

Ceiling: 

Range:

Max speed: 322kph,
Range: 2000-2960km
Armament: 
1360kg of bombs
Crew:
4
Squadrons:
782
Battle honours:
None with FAA
Additional references and notes:
-

Battle Honours
None with FAA


Surviving aircraft and relics
Extinct? - need further information



Associations and reunions
No information
 
FURTHER INFORMATION
 
Sturtivant, R. & Burrow, M (1995) 
'Fleet Air Arm Aircraft 1939 to 1945'  Published by Air Britain (Historians) Ltd, 1995 ISBN: 085130 232 7 
Created 3-4-1999, Modified 3-4-2000

 

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