Bristol Buckmaster Aircraft



Production Details

Design Company:

The Bristol Aeroplane Co Ltd, Filton, Bristol

First Flight:

27 October 1944

Buckmaster T.1:

112 - Bristol Aeroplane Co Ltd

Type Specification

Applies to:

Bristol 166 Buckmaster T.1

Type:

Twin engined trainer

Wing:

Mid wing cantilever monoplane. Two spar all metal stressed skin structure. Fabric covered ailerons

Fuselage:

Light alloy semi monocoque structure

Tail Unit:

Cantilever monoplane type with twin fins and rudders. All metal framework with metal covered fins, tailplane and elevator and fabric covered rudders

Landing Gear:

Retractable type. Each main unit raised backwards into engine nacelle. Tailwheel retracts forward into fuselage

Power Plant:

Two 2,400 hp Bristol Centaurus VII eighteen cylinder sleeve valve radial air cooled engines driving four blade airscrews

Accommodation:

Two pilots seated side by side with radio operator behind

Dimensions

Span:

71 ft 10 in

Length:

46 ft 10 in

Height:

17 ft 7 in

Wing Area:

708 sq ft

Weights

Empty:

23,000 lb

All-up:

33,700 lb

Performance

Max Speed:

352 mph

Service Ceiling:

30,000 ft

Range:

2,000 miles

Preserved in British Museums

None known

Web Sites

http://www.jaapteeuwen.com/ww2aircraft/html%20pages/BRISTOL%20166%20BUCKMASTER%20T%20Mk%20I.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_Buckmaster