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Bristol Racer


National origin: United Kingdom
Manufacturer: Bristol Aeroplane Company
Designed by: W.T. Reid
First flight: 1922
Retired: 1924
Number built: 1

The Bristol Type 72 Racer was a British racing monoplane designed by Wilfrid Thomas Reid and built by the Bristol Aeroplane Company at Filton Aerodrome, England.

Design and development

The Bristol Racer was a single-engine monoplane with a monocoque fuselage and, unusually for the time, a retractable landing gear. It was powered by a 480 hp (360 kW) Bristol Jupiter IV radial engine. One aircraft was built in 1922 and registered G-EBDR on 27 June 1922. The aircraft made a few test flights and was allocated and painted with the racing number 10 for the 1922 Aerial Derby. The aircraft was not ready to race and was eventually scrapped in 1924.


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General characteristics

Crew: 1
Length: 21 ft 7 in (6.58 m)
Wingspan: 25 ft 2 in (7.67 m)
Powerplant: 1 x Bristol Jupiter IV radial engine, 480 hp (358 kW)


Maximum speed: (estimated) 220 mph (353 km/h)

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

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