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Bristol Type 109

Type 109

National origin: United Kingdom
Manufacturer: Bristol Aeroplane Company
Designed by: Frank Barnwell
First flight: 1928
Retired: 1931
Number built: 1

The Bristol Type 109 was a British two-seat long-distance biplane built by the Bristol Aeroplane Company at Filton Aerodrome, England.

Design and development

The Type 109 was a single-engine two-seat conventional biplane built in 1928 for an attempt on the world distance record. The Type 109, registered G-EBZK and powered by a 480 hp (360 kW) Bristol Jupiter VIII radial engine, was first flown on 7 September 1928. The record attempt was abandoned and the aircraft was then modified to be used by Bert Hinkler for a world flight.. The world flight was also abandoned and the aircraft was used by Bristol as an engine test bed for the Jupiter XIF engine. The Type 109 was scrapped in 1931, never having flown beyond the UK.


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General characteristics

Crew: 2
Length: 37 ft 9 in (11.51 m)
Wingspan: 51 ft 2 in (15.6 m)
Height: 14 ft 0 in (4.27 m)
Wing area: 700 ft (65.0 m)
Empty weight: 4,600 lb (2,085 kg)
Gross weight: 9,800 lb (4,445 kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Bristol Jupiter VIII piston radial engine, 480 hp (358 kW)


Cruise speed: 90 mph (145 km/h)
Range: 3,300 miles (5,300 km)

Barnes, C.H. (1964). Bristol Aircraft since 1910. London: Putnam Publishing. ISBN 0 370 00015 3.
Jackson, A.J. (1973). British Civil Aircraft since 1919 Volume 1. London: Putnam. ISBN 0 370 10006 9.

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