Yorkshire was the home of 4 and 6 Groups Bomber Command and three Halifax Squadrons were based at Elvington, first 77 Squadron, then two French Air Force Squadrons, 346 (Guyenne) and 347 (Tunisie). Halifax production totalled 6,178, the bomber versions flying a total of 75,532 sorties in the Second World War. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. Veterans of Halifax bomber crews recalled their relative relief knowing that, flying at the high altitude that Halifax bombers were capable of, they were safe from flak; however, they had the vulnerability of having a large blind spot beneath the back of the aircraft, which soon became a favorite angle of attack by German Luftwaffe fighters. The reconstruction is named “Friday the 13th” in honour of Halifax, LV907, which completed 128 operations with 158 Squadron, and is representative of all examples built. If you would like to sponsor the Halifax to help with the aircraft’s continued preservation, our Sponsor a Plane program enables people from all over the world to be involved in the ongoing upkeep and preservation of all of our exhibits. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. It was developed by Handley Page to the same specification as the contemporary twin-engine Avro Manchester. Yorkshire was the home of 4 and 6 Groups Bomber Command and three Halifax Squadrons were based at Elvington, first 77 Squadron, then two French … Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. French Squadrons in Elvington during WWII, A Brief History of The Yorkshire Air Museum, Collections Department and Research Library, However you can support the ongoing work on this aircraft by pledging your sponsorship here>>>. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Halifax production totalled 6,178, the bomber versions flying a total of 75,532 sorties in the Second World War. 516766), Copyright © 2020 Built with love by Winward Media. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. The Museum’s Halifax reconstruction is based on a section of the fuselage of Halifax II, HR792, which carried out an emergency landing on the Isle of Lewis in 1945. Apart from the role as a heavy bomber, the Halifax III and later versions also served in Coastal Command and in paratrooping and glider towing roles with the Airborne Forces. However you can support the ongoing work on this aircraft by pledging your sponsorship here>>>, The Allied Air Forces Memorial and Yorkshire Air Museum is a registered charity (No. A crofter, Mr McKenzie, purchased the fuselage section for use as a hencoop. This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. The Handley Page Halifax is a British Royal Air Force (RAF) four-engined heavy bomber of the Second World War. You can enjoy a 360 VR tour of the Halifax online here. These cookies do not store any personal information. The wings came from Hastings, TG536, at RAF Catterick. The images are spherical, full 360 degree views and will load on both desktop and mobile devices. Pre booked guided tours of the Halifax are not currently available due to the covid pandemic. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. The Halifax I and II aircraft were powered by Rolls-Royce Merlin engines and the Halifax III was powered by Bristol Hercules engines. Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website.