Model of Handley page Hermes Civil Airliner.

Model of Handley page Hermes Civil Airliner.
2 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

The pressurised Handley Page Hermes was delivered to BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation) in 1950, which had become Britain's state airline at the end of 1939 taking over from Imperial Airways and British Airways Limited. The Handley Pages Hermes flew its first BOAC service (to West Africa) on August 5, 1950; it was the first British pressurised airliner.

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