Of similar construction to the parallel Type 105 Bulldog,
the Bullpup was ordered in prototype form to participate
in the F.20/27 interceptor contest. It was first
flown on 28 April 1928 with a Jupiter VI engine in place
of the 480hp Bristol Mercury IIA for which it was intended.
With the latter engine it was evaluated at Martlesham
in the spring of 1929. Smaller and faster than
the Bulldog, and possessing superior handling characteristics
to those of its stablemate, it was nevertheless deemed to afford an insufficient advance to warrant
production, and the sole prototype was utilised as an
engine test-bed until 1935 when it was scrapped.
|A three-view drawing (1278 x 930)|
| Take-off weight||1293 kg||2851 lb|
| Empty weight||866 kg||1909 lb|
| Wingspan||9.14 m||30 ft 0 in|
| Length||7.16 m||24 ft 6 in|
| Height||2.87 m||9 ft 5 in|
| Wing area||21.37 m2||230.02 sq ft|
| Max. speed||306 km/h||190 mph|
My Dad was a young draughsman who was recruited into Bristol's new electrical dept. His first job was to develop an electrical system for the Bullpup. He told me that it consisted of a fan driven generator that provided power to the red and green wing tip lights, and the turn and bank indicator, and later the fuel gauge.
|Nigel Rumble, 05.10.2011|
My father evaluated this aircraft on the 21st September 1933, when a young pilot with No. 32 Squadron ant Biggin Hill. (Sgt. Albert Rumble)
I assume that it whent to a number of squadrons for feedback.
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?