Bristol Badger Aircraft



Production Details

Design Company:

The British and Colonial Aeroplane Co. Ltd

First Flight:

4 February 1919

Badger I:

2 - The British and Colonial Aeroplane Co. Ltd

Badger II:

1 - The British and Colonial Aeroplane Co. Ltd

Badger X:

1 - The British and Colonial Aeroplane Co. Ltd

Type Specification

Applies to:

Bristol Badger I

Type:

Two seat fighter reconnaisance biplane

Wing:

Single bay, staggered biplane of unequal span

Fuselage:

Fuselage has flat sides and base with curved top panel

Tail Unit:

Tailplane mounted on top of fuselage with split tailplane. Balanced rudder with no fin

Landing Gear:

Cross axle type carried on V struts under fuselage

Power Plant:

One 320 hp A.B.C. Dragonfly Ia air cooled radial engine

Accommodation:

Pilots cockpit placed beneath cutout in upper wing. Observers cockpit behind

Armament:

Pilot has fixed forward firing Vickers machine gun. Observer has Lewis gun on movable mount

Dimensions

Span:

36 ft 9 in

Length:

23 ft 8 in

Height:

9 ft 1 in

Wing Area:

357 sq ft

Weights

Empty:

1,950 lb

All-up:

3,150 lb

Performance

Max Speed:

135 mph

Service Ceiling:

19,000 ft

Preserved in British Museums

None known

Web Sites

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