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Bristol Badminton

Type 99 Badminton

Manufacturer: Bristol Aeroplane Company
Designed by: F.S. Barnwell
First flight: 1926
Number built: 1

The Bristol Type 99 Badminton was a 1920s British single-seat racing biplane built by the Bristol Aeroplane Company and designed by F.S. Barnwell.

Design and development

The Badminton was a single-seat single-engine equal-span biplane, it was made from wood and metal with a fabric covering. It had a conventional tailskid landing gear and the nose-mounted engine was a 510 hp (380 kW) Bristol Jupiter VI. Only one aircraft was built, registered G-EBMK, and it first flew at Filton Aerodrome on 5 May 1926. It was entered into the 1926 King's Cup Race but it forced landed with a fuel feed problem. In 1927, the aircraft was rebuilt as the Type 99A with new wide-span tapered wings, a raised centre section and wide-chord interplane struts. It was powered by an uncowled (525 hp) (392 kW) Bristol Jupiter VI engine. It gained a certificate of airworthiness on the 26 July 1927, but had a fatal crash at Filton two days later (28 July) after an engine failure on take-off.


Type 99 1926 single-seat racing biplane, one built. Type 99A Type 99 modified in 1927.

Specifications (Type 99)

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General characteristics

Crew: 1
Length: 21 ft 2⅜ in (6.45 m)
Wingspan: 24 ft 1 in (7.34 m)
Empty weight: 1,840 lb (835 kg)
Gross weight: 2,460 lb (1,116 kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Bristol Jupiter VI, 510 hp (380 kW)


Maximum speed: 160 mph (256 km/h)

Jackson, A.J. (1973). British Civil Aircraft since 1919 Volume 1. London: Putnam. ISBN 0 370 10006 9.

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