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Bristol BulletA three-view drawing (900 x 706)

 MODELBristol Bullet (early)
 ENGINE1 x 450hp Bristol Jupiter II
  Take-off weight1044 kg2302 lb
  Empty weight817 kg1801 lb
  Wingspan9.50 m31 ft 2 in
  Length7.34 m24 ft 1 in
  Height2.95 m10 ft 8 in
  Wing area27.41 m2295.04 sq ft
  Max. speed250 km/h155 mph

Barry, 04.04.2016 13:32

Designed by Frank Barnwell the Bullet was a racing plane used to promote the Cosmos (later Bristol) Jupiter engine. It's initial performance was somewhat lacking and after redesign of the cowl, spinner and a reduction in the span and gap of the wings the performance improved but by this time Cosmos had entered receivership. Bristol bought out what was left and under the direction and initiative of the great Roy Fedden became one of the great engine manufacturers.
The Bullet came fourth in the 1921 Aerial Derby, but after improvements noted above it came second in the 1922 derby. It was entered into the 1923 derby, but was withdrawn following the death of the intended pilot Leslie Foot in a Bristol M1D. Bristol withdrew from all air racing and the Bullet was scrapped in 1924.


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