Bristol Berkeley Aircraft



Production Details

Design Company:

The Bristol Aeroplane Co. Ltd

First Flight:

5 March 1925

Berkeley:

3 - The Bristol Aeroplane Co. Ltd

Type Specification

Applies to:

Bristol Type 90 Berkeley

Type:

Single engined two seat day and night bomber

Wing:

Three bay unstaggered unswept biplane, ailerons on all four planes

Fuselage:

Rectangular section fuselage mounted on lower wing

Tail Unit:

Braced tailplane mounted at top of fuselage with balanced elevators. Fin and balanced rudder

Landing Gear:

Divided axle type. Each main wheel mounted on sprung leg under wing with forward radius rod and axle attached to lower fuselage

Power Plant:

One 650 hp Rolls-Royce Condor III

Accommodation:

Pilots position in front of wing. Second crew member in fuselage of gun positions

Armament:

500 lb bomb load. Gun positions above and below fuselage

Dimensions

Span:

57 ft 11 in

Length:

47 ft 6 in

Height:

14 ft

Wing Area:

985 sq ft

Weights

Empty:

5,200 lb

All-up:

8,128 lb

Performance

Max Speed:

120 mph

Endurance:

12 hours

Preserved in British Museums

None known

Web Sites

http://1000aircraftphotos.com/APS/2863.htm