Bristol 138A


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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

 MODELBristol 138A
 ENGINE1 x 500hp Bristol Pegasus P.E.6S
  Take-off weight2411 kg5315 lb
  Empty weight1994 kg4396 lb
  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
  Max. speed198 km/h123 mph
  Ceiling16459 m54000 ft

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

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