Bristol Taxiplane / Primary Trainer
1923
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Bristol Taxiplane / Primary Trainer


Specification 
 MODELBristol Taxiplane
 ENGINE1 x 120hp Bristol Lucifer
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight835 kg1841 lb
    Empty weight549 kg1210 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan9.47 m31 ft 1 in
    Length7.09 m23 ft 3 in
    Height2.69 m9 ft 10 in
    Wing area26.38 m2283.95 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed145 km/h90 mph

Comments
Barry, 04.04.2016

The Bristol Type 73 Taxi Plane was a three seater with passengers carried in side by side seating behind the pilot. That was the idea, but with two passengers it could not get off the ground. It was developed into the Type 83 Primary Trainer featuring tandem seating for pilot and pupil. The first six entered service with the Reserve Flying School at Filton in 1923 until being replaced in 1931 by the D.H. Moth. Bulgaria received one, Chile took 12 and Hungary received five. There was a one off Type 83E which featured the 250 h.p. Bristol Titan. Total production of all types 28.

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