Bristol 138A
1936
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Bristol 138A

Single-seat high-altitude research monoplane powered by a 372.6kW Bristol Pegasus P.E.6S radial engine. Flown by Sqn Ldr F. R. D. Swain, it achieved a height record of 15.223m on 28 September 1936. On 30 June 1937 it raised the record to 16.440m at the hands of Flt Lt M. J. Adam.

Bristol 138A


Specification 
 MODELBristol 138A
 ENGINE1 x 500hp Bristol Pegasus P.E.6S
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight2411 kg5315 lb
    Empty weight1994 kg4396 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan20.12 m66 ft 0 in
    Length13.41 m44 ft 0 in
    Height3.12 m10 ft 3 in
    Wing area52.77 m2568.01 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed198 km/h123 mph
    Ceiling16459 m54000 ft

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Bristol 138AA three-view drawing (800 x 790)

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