The Handley Page O/100 biplane was the first true heavy bomber manufactured by the British. Specifically designed for the purpose of bombing Germany, an order for forty aircraft was placed while the design was still on the drawing board. On 1 January 1917, four new O/100 bombers took off for delivery to France. Unfortunately, one of the new bombers was captured by the Germans when its pilot inadvertently landed at an enemy aerodrome.
Handley Page O/100 Specifications
Handley Page Ltd.
2 Rolls Royce Eagle II, 12 cylinder, liquid cooled, inline V, 250 hp