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The Handley Page Hastings



"RAF Transport Command Hastings aircraft were operated with a crew of 5 made up of Pilot (left hand seat), Co-pilot (right hand seat), the Navigator sat to the rear of the pilot and sat behind the navigator, the Signaller (Radio Operator), and behind the Co-pilot sat the Air/Flight Engineer. A further crew member the Air Quarter Master (AQM) when required had a work station which was situated between the forward cabin bulkhead and the Radio/Electronics compartment, this housed a wash basin and a tea making area. Opposite was situated a crew toilet and wardroom."

John - the crew positions are not quite correct. The Navigator sat behind the co-pilot and faced forward and the Flight Engineer sat back to back with the Navigator and faced aft. The Signaler sat behind the pilot facing aft.

A further difference between the Mk 1 and Mk 2 was the start-up engine priming system. Mk1 had a ki-gas pump operated by hand from the engineer's position while the Mk 2 had electric priming operated by a button on the Engineer's panel

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Thanks Lionel, my apologies, another senior moment.

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A video clip of the Hastings that flew to the antipodes in 1948 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtAHpTm_lCE&feature=player_detailpage



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A C2 I snapped at Lyneham in 1955

Hastings C2 Lyneham 1955 DSC_6638.JPG



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Plan view of a Hastings

https://www.flickr.com/photos/smon/8010028988/in/photolist-pci5Ea-q9s4Xt-paepuz-q7r5sk-pS52eb-q9eFGS-gEqtUq-pcwZ54-dcPuy5-pFs6Pr-Jjqdw-gkRdMY-oxPT77-bDD5Qc-azVMyD-pQ4YFh-pQMVUv-pQATae-eVYHyF-bkj1eT-pc4GVL-fhjEpa-bKEPmv-q6FJ8J-pScm62-88zV4h-bKpErF-bwBeeY-bKHoY8-bxBK4U-pPtodA-q77a4y-pQCQgo-dZLPhV-pQgndE-pPpy6S-pQ4yBK-q7BSRy-deTbMj-paKage-oAGehL-co3tRA-q7JHZS-cBPFr3-oAzkuy-aB2dT3-q6K2Va-co3u77-oAzbmW-9n4yrM



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