Wings of Grace airplanes

The first is the Handley Page 0 /400, a heavy bomber developed for the Royal Flying Service in World War I. It was flown extensively in the last year of the war. The plane was a giant for its time: 63 feet long with a wing span of 100 feet. Two powerful engines were mounted between the wings. In combat it carried a crew of three. A pilot and co-pilot occupied an open cockpit, and a gunner manned machine guns mounted on the nose of the aircraft. It could carry a bomb load of 2000 lbs to a service ceiling to 8500 feet.  In my story Damien Lampley, who flew this plane in World War I, adapts the bomber for civilian use as a freighter that he flies for Thompson Airlines, a company owned by his girlfriend, Julie Thompson, also a pilot.  

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