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Bristol T

 ENGINE1 x 70hp Gnome
  Take-off weight454 kg1001 lb
  Empty weight363 kg800 lb
  Wingspan10.67 m35 ft 0 in
  Length7.47 m25 ft 6 in
  Wing area32.52 m2350.04 sq ft
  Max. speed93 km/h58 mph

Terrence I. Murphy, e-mail, 08.02.2012 22:22

The Bristol Biplane Type 'T' was a derivative of the Bristol Boxkite. It was built in 1911 by the British and Colonial Aeroplane Company. It was designed as a cross-country racing aircraft. It had the same "Farman" configuration as the Boxkite, differing principally in having an enclosed nacelle to house the pilot. The structure bearing the front elevator also differed substantially: the elevator was mounted lower down, level with the lower wing, and the undercarriage skids were continued forward and upwards to form part of the elevator mounting. The rear-mounted twin rudders were balanced, unlike those of the Boxkite. The first aircraft built was intended to compete in the 1911 Circuit de l'Europe race, with Maurice Tabuteau as pilot, and was powered by a 70 hp (52 kW) Gnome rotary engine. In addition four further examples were built for the Circuit of Britain race of the that year. None of the Type 'T's which competed were successful.
General characteristics
• Crew: 1
• Length: 24 ft 6 in (7.47 m)
• Wingspan: 35 ft 0 in (10.67 m)
• Height: ()
• Wing area: 350.0 ft² (32.52 m²)
• Empty weight: 800 lb (350 kg)
• Loaded weight: 1000 lb (450 kg)
• Powerplant: 1 × Gnome air cooled rotary piston engine, 70 hp (52 kW)
• Maximum speed: 58 mph (88 km /h)


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