The Handley Page H.P.42 and H.P.45 were British four-engined long-range biplane airliners designed to a 1928 Imperial Airways specification by Handley Page of Radlett in Hertfordshire.
The H.P.42/45 were the land-based airliners of Imperial Airways and along with the company's later flying boats are well remembered. Eight aircraft were built, four of each type; all were named, with names beginning with the letter "H". One was destroyed in an airship hangar fire in 1937 but the remainder survived to be impressed into Royal Air Force service at the outbreak of the Second World War.
An airplane movie with Jimmy Stewart from 1951. A full scale "Reindeer" was actually created for the film using a Handley Page Halifax bomber as a base.
Note deer and antlers on Glynis John's stewardess cap. Halifax C MKVIII (PP296) was bought by Westminster Airways on 27/4/1949 and completed 116 tanker sorties on the Berlin airlift. It returned to its home base of Blackbushe on 26/4/1950. It was sold on for film work and used as the fictitious Reindeer aircraft (G-AFOH) and then scrapped. She was not airworthy and the flying scenes in the movie were donw with models and stop motion effects. Sadly, the "Reindeer" was scrapped shortly after filming completed.