Bristol Aircraft

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Bristol Boxkite Bristol Boxkite

1910

First product of the Bristol and Colonial Aeroplane Company and one of the most famous ...

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Bristol Zodiac

1910

Bristol Zodiac

Bristol Glider Bristol Glider

1910

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Bristol T

1911

Bristol T

Bristol Prier Bristol Prier

1911


Bristol Racing Biplane

1911

Bristol Racing Biplane

Bristol Monoplane Bristol Monoplane

1911


Bristol-Coanda Monoplanes

1912

Bristol-Coanda Monoplanes

Bristol Gordon England Biplanes Bristol Gordon England Biplanes

1912


Bristol T.B.8

1913

Bristol T.B.8

Bristol-Coanda Biplanes Bristol-Coanda Biplanes

1913


Bristol Scout A

1914

Bristol Scout A

Bristol Scout D Bristol Scout D

1915

Derived from a single-seat sports biplane designed by Frank Barnwell, first flown in February 1914 ...

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Designed by Frank Barnwell assisted by Leslie G Frise, the T.T.A. (Twin Tractor Model A) was ...

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Bristol T.T.A

1916

Bristol T.T.A

Bristol M.1C Bristol M.1C

1916

The M.1C was the production derivative of the private-venture M.1A which, designed by Frank Barnwell, had flown ...

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Known by the appellation of "Fighter" almost from its birth, the F.2 series of two-seat fighter-reconnaissance aircraft ...

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Bristol F.2A Fighter

1916

Bristol F.2A Fighter

Bristol S.2A Bristol S.2A

1916

A derivative of the Scout D intended to meet an Admiralty specification for a two-seat fighter, ...

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Bristol M.1A, M.1B

1916

Bristol M.1A, M.1B

Bristol M.R.1 Bristol M.R.1

1917


The F.2B two-seat fighter-reconnaissance aircraft differed from the F.2A in having a revised centre fuselage to provide ...

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Bristol F.2B Fighter

1917

Bristol F.2B Fighter

Bristol Scout F Bristol Scout F

1917

Originally intended for a 200hp Hispano-Suiza engine, the Scout F was initiated by Frank Barnwell in ...

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An unsuccessful contender for a 1917 large bomber requirement, the Bristol Braemar triplane formed the basis ...

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Bristol Braemar

1918

Bristol Braemar

Bristol Scout F.1 Bristol Scout F.1

1918

The shortcomings of the Arab engine led, at an early stage in the development of the ...

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An unsuccessful contender for a 1917 large bomber requirement, the Bristol Braemar triplane formed the ...

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Bristol Pullman

1918

Bristol Pullman

Bristol Tourer Bristol Tourer

1919


Intended as a successor to the F.2B two-seat fighterreconnaissance aircraft, the F.2C Badger was designed for ...

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Bristol F.2C Badger

1919

Bristol F.2C Badger

Bristol Babe Bristol Babe

1919


Bristol Bullet

1920

Bristol Bullet

Bristol Seely Bristol Seely

1920


Bristol Ten-seater / Brandon

1921

Bristol Ten-seater / Brandon

Bristol Tramp Bristol Tramp

1921

2 built, neither of them ever flew.

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Bristol Racer

1922

Bristol Racer

Bristol M.1D Bristol M.1D

1922


Bristol Taxiplane / Primary Trainer

1923

Bristol Taxiplane / Primary Trainer

Bristol Bullfinch I Bristol Bullfinch I

1923

In July 1920, Capt Frank Barnwell and his team began design work on an all-metal parasol ...

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Designed by Wilfrid T Reid to meet Air Ministry Specification 3/22 issued in June 1922 for ...

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Bristol 93 Bloodhound

1923

Bristol 93 Bloodhound

Bristol Greek and Bulgarian Tourers Bristol Greek and Bulgarian Tourers

1923


The Jupiter Fighter was essentially an adaptation of the F.2B airframe to take a 425hp ...

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Bristol Jupiter Fighter

1923

Bristol Jupiter Fighter

Bristol Bullfinch II Bristol Bullfinch II

1924

During construction of the Bullfinch prototypes, it was decided to complete the third aeroplane as ...

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Bristol 90 Berkeley

1925

Bristol 90 Berkeley

Bristol Boarhound Bristol Boarhound

1925


Bristol 92

1925

Bristol 92

Bristol Badminton Bristol Badminton

1926


Bristol Brownie

1926

Bristol Brownie

Bristol 105 Bulldog Bristol 105 Bulldog

1927

Between the World Wars the Bristol Aeroplane Company had very few successful designs. The outstanding ...

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Specification 4/24 issued in 1924 called for a multi-seat twin-engined fighter capable of carrying two of ...

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Bristol Bagshot

1927

Bristol Bagshot

Bristol 101 Bristol 101

1927

Designed as a private venture, the Type 101 two-seat fighter powered by a 450hp Bristol Jupiter ...

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Of similar construction to the parallel Type 105 Bulldog, the Bullpup was ordered in prototype ...

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Bristol Bullpup

1928

Bristol Bullpup

Bristol 109 Bristol 109

1928


Bristol 110A

1929

Bristol 110A

Bristol 118 Bristol 118

1931

The only prototype first flown on 22 January 1931. No production.

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One prototype, first flown on 29 January. No production.

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Bristol 120 / G.4/31

1932

Bristol 120 / G.4/31

Bristol 133 Bristol 133

1934

A further private venture design for the F.7/30 competition, the Type 133 single-seat fighter featured a ...

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The Type 123 was built as a private venture to meet the requirements of Specification F.7/30, ...

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Bristol 123

1934

Bristol 123

Bristol 130 Bombay Bristol 130 Bombay

1935

The Bombay was designed as a transport aircraft for 24 troops or freight, capable also ...

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In 1934 Lord Rothermere, who was then proprietor of the Daily Mail, required for his ...

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Bristol 142 Britain First

1935

Bristol 142 Britain First

Bristol 142M, 149, 160 Blenheim Bristol 142M, 149, 160 Blenheim

1936

The often told story of the six-seat executive aircraft built for Lord Rothermere, proprietor of ...

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Single-seat high-altitude research monoplane powered by a 372.6kW Bristol Pegasus P.E.6S radial engine. Flown by Sqn Ldr ...

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Bristol 138A

1936

Bristol 138A

Bristol 143 Bristol 143

1936


The first prototype flew on October 15, 1938. Entered service in 1940. A total of 1900 ...

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Bristol 152 Beaufort

1938

Bristol 152 Beaufort

Bristol 146 Bristol 146

1938

Embodying the lessons learned from the Type 133, the Type 146 was a single-seat eight-gun all-metal ...

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Bristol 148

1938

Bristol 148

Bristol 156 Beaufighter Bristol 156 Beaufighter

1939

The first prototype flew on July 17, 1939. Entered production in 1941. A total of 5864 ...

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When design of a Bristol Blenheim replacement was begun, the Bristol team had no means ...

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Bristol 163 Buckingham

1943

Bristol 163 Buckingham

Bristol 164 Brigand Bristol 164 Brigand

1944

The Brigand was designed as a twin-engined three-seat long-range attack aircraft capable of fulfilling the ...

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Derived from the Model 163 Buckingham as an advanced trainer, the Bristol Type 166 ...

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Bristol Buckmaster

1944

Bristol Buckmaster

Bristol 170 Freighter / Wayfarer Bristol 170 Freighter / Wayfarer

1945

The Type 170 was designed as an economic passenger, freight/passenger or all-freight transport aircraft to ...

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The Type 167 Brabazon was designed as a fully pressurised passenger airliner specifically for operating ...

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Bristol 167 Brabazon

1949

Bristol 167 Brabazon

Bristol 175 Britannia Bristol 175 Britannia

1952

The Type 175 Britannia, the world's first large turboprop transport aircraft, began as a piston-engined ...

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The Bristol 188, sometimes called the 'flaming pencil', was designed to research structures for sustained supersonic ...

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Bristol 188

1962

Bristol 188

BAC (Bristol) 221 BAC (Bristol) 221

1964

Test aircraft modified from F.D.2 to test the delta wing of the "Concorde". ...

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