Bristol Bombay Aircraft



Production Details

Design Company:

The Bristol Aeroplane Company Ltd

First Flight:

23 June 1935

Type 130:

1 - The Bristol Aeroplane Company

Bombay I:

50 - Short & Harland Ltd, Belfast

Type Specification

Applies to:

Bristol Bombay I

Type:

Twin engined bomber transport monoplane

Wing:

High wing cantilever monoplane. All metal structure consisting of seven spars, light alloy ribs and stressed skin covering

Fuselage:

Oval section stressed skin monocoque in six sections built up of formers and stringers and covered with smooth Alclad sheet

Tail Unit:

Braced monoplane type, with twin fins and rudders. All metal construction, with fixed surfaces covered with metal and movable surfaces with fabric

Landing Gear:

Divided type. Consists of two legs, the upper ends of which are anchored to the engine mountings, with the lower ends hinged to the lower edges of the fuselage

Power Plant:

Two Bristol Pegasus XXII nine cylinder radial air cooled engines rated at 890 hp at 6,500 ft

Accommodation:

Normal crew for bombing duties is four, consisting of pilot, navigator / bomb aimer, wireless operator and gunner

Armament:

Enclosed gun turrets are provided in the nose and tail. Internal bomb stowage

Dimensions

Span:

95 ft 9 in

Length:

69 ft 3 in

Height:

19 ft 6 in

Wing Area:

1,340 sq ft

Weights

Empty:

13,800 lb

Loaded:

20,000 lb

Performance

Max Cruise Speed:

192 mph at 6,500 ft

Service Ceiling:

25,000 ft

Range:

2,230 miles

Preserved in British Museums

None known

Web Sites

http://www.constable.ca/bombay.htm