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Great Patriotic War Aviation => Lend-lease planes => Topic started by: Patrick Kinville on January 15, 2018, 04:41:11 PM



Title: VMF Handley Page Hampdens
Post by: Patrick Kinville on January 15, 2018, 04:41:11 PM
In September of 1942, 32 Hampdens took off to escort convoy PQ 18, though only 23 made it to Murmansk after flying over German-occupied Norway, neutral Sweden and enemy Finland. Instead of risking the remaining Hampdens on the return flight, the RAF decided to give the aircraft to the Soviet Navy. They served with the 24th MTAR, and were used until July 1943, when they were replaced with Lend-Lease Douglas A-20Gs. I have photos, but I am new here and unfortunately do not know how to post them.


Title: Re: VMF Handley Page Hampdens
Post by: Massimo Tessitori on January 15, 2018, 05:58:51 PM
Hi Patrick,
you have to load them into some image hosting site, then copy and glue the link on your post, then select the address and select 'image or 'link' button.
Photos of Russian Hampdens are of interest, they are not so common.
Regards
Massimo


Title: Re: VMF Handley Page Hampdens
Post by: Johann on January 15, 2018, 09:20:08 PM
I also add a little

(https://s17.postimg.org/cvnls9gbf/image.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/cvnls9gbf/)

(https://s17.postimg.org/xsjtwxm23/image.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/xsjtwxm23/)

(https://s17.postimg.org/hhjq0mozv/image.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/hhjq0mozv/)

(https://s17.postimg.org/jm431piwr/image.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/jm431piwr/)


Title: Re: VMF Handley Page Hampdens
Post by: Massimo Tessitori on January 15, 2018, 09:58:25 PM
Thank you, good images.
Regards
Massimo


Title: Re: VMF Handley Page Hampdens
Post by: Troy Smith on January 18, 2018, 01:38:46 AM
debate on Britmodeller about the new book on
Lend-Lease And Soviet Aviation In The Second World War

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235032321-lend-lease-and-soviet-aviation-in-the-second-world-war-helion-and-company-via-casemate-uk/

note debate on the Hampden profiles,

to save  the links getting lost

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234975101-hampden-torpedo-bomber/&

and
http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234994773-turret-on-hampden-in-russian-service/

I don't  have the book as yet.