Bristol M.R.1 Aircraft



Production Details

Design Company:

The British and Colonial Aeroplane Co. Ltd

First Flight:

23 October 1917

M.R.1:

2 - The British and Colonial Aeroplane Co. Ltd

Type Specification

Applies to:

Bristol M.R.1

Type:

Two seat reconnaissance biplane

Wing:

Two bay biplane. Wings have metal structure with fabric covering. Ailerons on all four planes

Fuselage:

All metal duralumin monocoque structure. Smooth outer skin with corrugated inner skin

Tail Unit:

Mid fuselage mounted tailplane and split elevator. Fin above and below fuselage with single rudder

Landing Gear:

Cross axle type undercarriage with two main wheels. Axle carried on V struts under wing. Tail skid

Power Plant:

One 180 hp Worseley Viper piston engine

Accommodation:

Pilots cockpit under top wing. Observers cockpit just aft of wing

Dimensions

Span:

42 ft 2 in

Length:

27 ft

Height:

10 ft 3 in

Wing Area:

458 sq ft

Weights

Empty:

1,700 lb

All-up:

2,810 lb

Performance

Max Speed:

110 mph

Endurance:

5 hours

Preserved in British Museums

None known

Web Sites

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