Handley Page Basic Trainer

Handley Page Basic Trainer

Infobox Aircraft
name=H.P.R.2 Basic Trainer

type=Basic training aircraft
manufacturer=Handley Page
designer=Edward Gray
first flight=May 1949
primary user=
more users=
number built=
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The Handley Page Basic Trainer (H.P.R.2) was a British training aircraft of the 1940s. It was a single-engine, low-wing monoplane with a fixed tailwheel undercarriage.


The H.P.R.2 was developed by Miles Aircraft as a basic trainer in response to Air Ministry Specification T16/48 for a trainer to replace the ageing Percival Prentice. It was one of a number of projects inherited by Handley Page when it took over the Miles company. Development work was carried out at Handley Page Reading (formerly Miles Aircraft)

The Basic Trainer first flew in May 1950. Testing showed it to be a trickier and less forgiving aircraft than the rival Percival P.56. Although Handley Page were confident that the H.P.R.2 could be improved, the Air Ministry elected to order the P.56 into production as the Provost.

pecifications (Basic Trainer)

aircraft specifications
plane or copter?= plane
jet or prop?= prop

ref=Handley Page Aircraft since 1907 [cite book
title=Handley Page Aircraft since 1907
length main= 29 ft 11 in
length alt= 9.14 m
span main= 37 ft
span alt= 11.29 m
height main= ft in
height alt= m
area main= 223 ft²
area alt= 20.7 m²
empty weight main= lb
empty weight alt= kg
loaded weight main= lb
loaded weight alt= kg
useful load main= lb
useful load alt= kg
max takeoff weight main= 4,350 lb
max takeoff weight alt= 1,970 kg
more general=

engine (prop)=Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah 18
type of prop=
number of props=1
power main=450 hp
power alt= kW
power original=

max speed main= 175 mph
max speed alt= 282 km/h
cruise speed main= knots
cruise speed alt= mph, km/h
never exceed speed main= knots
never exceed speed alt= mph, km/h
stall speed main= knots
stall speed alt= mph, km/h
range main= nm
range alt= mi, km
ceiling main= ft
ceiling alt= m
climb rate main= ft/min
climb rate alt= m/s
loading main= lb/ft²
loading alt= kg/m²
power/mass main= hp/lb
power/mass alt= W/kg
more performance=






* Barnes, C. H. "Handley Page Aircraft Since 1907". London: Putnam & Company, Ltd., 1987. ISBN 0-85177-803-8.
* Clayton, Donald C. "Handley Page, an Aircraft Album". Shepperton, Surrey, UK: Ian Allan Ltd., 1969. ISBN 0-7110-0094-8.

External links

ee also



similar aircraft=
* Percival Provost


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