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Bristol Brabazon

49.3k Tang0five  one year ago

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AG 1-4: Engine start ups

AG5: Autopilot

VTOL down: Flaps

The Bristol type 167 came about to meet the specification of a large airliner capable of flying the trans Atlantic route. Being typical 40s British thinking it was to offer sumptuous luxury for no more than 100 high fare paying passengers and subsequently couldn't attract any lucrative offers from the real world operators.

The scale of the Brabazon was ambitious to say the least. In modern terms the Brabazon was similar in size to a Boeing 767. The prototype conducted its first flight in September 1949, went on to feature in a few air shows and was subsequently broken up for scrap in 1953 being declared a commercial failure.

As ever I thank you for any interest - I have a few irons in the fire so to speak so may get round to posting another build at some point.

T5 out.

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 3 airplane(s) +7 bonus
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 231.2ft (70.5m)
  • Length 181.5ft (55.3m)
  • Height 51.3ft (15.6m)
  • Empty Weight 101,064lbs (45,842kg)
  • Loaded Weight 118,076lbs (53,558kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.171
  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.186
  • Wing Loading 17.9lbs/ft2 (87.2kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 6,609.1ft2 (614.0m2)
  • Drag Points 16155

Parts

  • Number of Parts 381
  • Control Surfaces 7
  • Performance Cost 1,879
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    @WiniMii actually it was the 707

    26 days ago
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    Ok I’ll wait @Tang0five

    3 months ago
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    49.3k Tang0five

    Yes. I’ll try and get it finished - quite busy just now might have to wait till the weekend if you want to be tagged? @Whycantimakeagoodplane66

    3 months ago
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    Ok did you make it?
    @Tang0five

    3 months ago
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    49.3k Tang0five

    It’s not been posted or finished so nope! @Whycantimakeagoodplane66

    3 months ago
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    Can you give me the link to to that plane in the background on the runway please THX

    3 months ago
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    2,468 WiniMii

    @Star737 and then the 747 started existing and then IT was called the "Queen of the skies"

    7 months ago
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    11.1k Star737

    @WiniMii According to British Pathe, this was called the "Queen of the Skies" before Boeing 747 existed.

    +1 7 months ago
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    2,468 WiniMii

    @MrGreen yes

    11 months ago
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    49.3k Tang0five

    Thank you all for your support and thanks @sato21 for bringing up the 50 much appreciated!

    11 months ago
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    49.3k Tang0five

    Thanks for spotlighting guys - v kind of you! @Sgtk @ACEPILOT109

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    Surprised anybody remembers this thing.

    one year ago
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    14.3k MrGreen

    @Nicelogo57 Did u watch this video

    one year ago
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    7,351 Tookan

    @Tang0five
    sus ඞ

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    49.3k Tang0five

    Big girls need lovin what can I say? ;) @Tookan

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    7,351 Tookan

    chonccy

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    49.3k Tang0five

    @Nicelogo57 I know, supposed to be a market pleaser but they brought a British Railways approach circa 1930s. Nice qwerky design though!

    one year ago
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    2,468 WiniMii

    “Britain's white elephant"

    +1 one year ago
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    49.3k Tang0five

    Indeed, she’s a thic bird! @ThomasRoderick

    one year ago
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    t h i c c w i n g s

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    49.3k Tang0five

    Thanks for spotlighting, that’s mighty kind of you sir! @RamboJutter

    one year ago
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    14.3k MrGreen

    I actually made this plane when I had just joined this site

    one year ago
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    20.7k Default4

    lol @Tang0five

    one year ago
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    49.3k Tang0five

    I’m a mere peasant in this universe but thank you kindly! @DaddyUnt

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    38.4k PapaKernels

    Cool!

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