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Bradshaw Star


A man who became well-known in the automobile and motorcycle field, Granville Bradshaw, was responsible for the design and construction of the Star mono-plane.

It was based on the Antoinette, and of similar dimesions , both machines having a span of 42 feet.

However the French machine had a much larger wing area of 538 square feet compared to 290 square feet for the Star, and the Antoinette was something like 5 feet longer at 37ft 7inches and 200lbs heavier than the British machine.

The Star power plant was a 4-cylinder water-cooled 30/40hp unit, very similar to their car engine

The Star was listed to sell at less than half the £1,000 asked for the Antoinette.





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