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Bristol 148

 ENGINE1 x 840hp Bristol Mercury IX
    Take-off weight2384 kg5256 lb
    Empty weight2020 kg4453 lb
    Wingspan12.19 m40 ft 0 in
    Length9.45 m31 ft 0 in
    Height3.20 m11 ft 6 in
    Wing area25.55 m2275.02 sq ft
    Max. speed411 km/h255 mph
    Ceiling9510 m31200 ft

Bristol 148A three-view drawing (900 x 714)

Barry, 04.04.2016

The Lysander was preferred because of it's high wing and fixed undercarriage. This plane was originally designed to take the Perseus engine, but it was not until an early landing accident that that engine was subsequently installed. Two models were produced the latter being fitted with a Taurus for comparative trials.

Ray Leach, 05.07.2008

This machine was evaluated by Sqn Ldr Humble prior to June 1936. He was impressed and recommended it in preference to the Lysander. Does anyone have any further information.

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