Bristol Babe Aircraft



Babe III Replica, Kemble

Production Details

Design Company:

The British and Colonial Aeroplane Co. Ltd

First Flight:

28 November 1919

Babe biplane:

2 - The British and Colonial Aeroplane Co. Ltd

Babe monoplane:

1 - The British and Colonial Aeroplane Co. Ltd

Type Specification

Applies to:

Bristol Babe biplane

Type:

Single seat sporting biplane

Wing:

Single bay staggered biplane. Ailerons uppper wings only

Fuselage:

Flat sided fuselage mounted on lower wing

Tail Unit:

Tailplane mounted on top of fuselage with split unbalanced elevator. Fin and unbalanced rudder

Landing Gear:

Crossaxle main gear supported on V struts. Tail skid

Power Plant:

One 45 hp Viale air cooled piston engine

Accommodation:

Single seat for pilot beneath wing

Dimensions

Span:

19 ft 8 in

Length:

14 ft 11 in

Height:

5 ft 9 in

Wing Area:

108 sq ft

Weights

Empty:

460 lb

All-up:

683 lb

Performance

Speed:

85 mph

Ceiling:

10,000 ft

Preserved in British Museums

Babe III Replica:

G-EASQ - Bristol Aero Collection, Kemble Airfield - Display

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