Aircraft Photo of O-BAHJ | Handley Page W.8 |
Registration / Serial:O-BAHJ
Aircraft Original Type:Handley Page Type W
Aircraft Generic Type:Handley Page Type W
Aircraft Version:Handley Page W.8
Licence-built by:SABCA
C/n (msn):1
City / Airport:Rotterdam - Waalhaven (closed)Map
Airport Codes:None
Photo Date:10 July 1924 to 31 December 1924
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID: 160925
Photo Comment

According to some sources, this SABCA-built, twin-engined machine was originally a W.8e trimotor, but was it? We assume this photo was taken early on, in 1924, because the original Dutch caption mentions an 'Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Basel' service which was advertised in the Dutch press at the time. Rotterdam to Basel took five hours according to the schedule and cost 70 guilders with a 15-kg baggage allowance. Actually the Sabena routes involved were Brussels-Rotterdam, extendended to Amsterdam from 1 September 1924, and Brussels-Strasbourg-Basel. Photo from: ETH-Bibliothek Zürich

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