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Bristol Biplane Type 'T' Aircraft Information

Bristol Biplane Type 'T'

Bristol Biplane Type 'T'

Manufacturer: British and Colonial Aeroplane Company
Introduced: 1911
Number built: 5
Developed from: Bristol Boxkite

The Bristol Biplane Type 'T' was a derivative of the British Bristol Boxkite, developed by the British and Colonial Aeroplane Company, for the Frenchman Maurice Tabuteau.

History

The Type 'T' was a development of Bristol's successful Boxkite type. As well as a more powerful Gnome engine it had an enclosed nacelle for the pilot and a skip projecting forward from the main landing gear, to prevent nosing over.

The type was developed for M Tabuteau to compete in the 1911 Circuit de l'Europe. In addition four further examples were built for the Circuit of Britain race, of the same year. None of the Type 'T's which competed were successful.

Variants

Type T : Two-seat sporting biplane.
Challenger-England : Bristol Type T biplane fitted with a 60-hp (45-kW) ENV piston engine.

Specifications (Type 'T')

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General characteristics

Crew: 1
Length: 24 ft 6 in (7.47 m)
Wingspan: 35 ft 0 in (10.67 m)
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Wing area: 350.0 ft (32.52 m)
Empty weight: 650 lb (295 kg)
Loaded weight: 850 lb (386 kg)
Powerplant: 1x Gnome rotary piston engine, 70 hp (52 kW)

Performance

Maximum speed: 55 mph (88 km/h)
Wing loading: 2.42 lb/ft (11.9 kg/m)
Power/mass: 0.082 hp/lb (134 W/kg)

Related development

Bristol Boxkite

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