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Bristol B.72 Racer


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The Bristol 72 Racer was designed in 1922, by engineer Wilfrid Thomas Reid. It has a cylindrical monocoque fuselage and retractable landing gear. Of mixed construction wood and metal for the fuselage, the wings fabric covered. Power way provided by a Bristol Jupiter IV of 480 hp.

 

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Controlled by Mr. FC Uwins, it first flew in June 1922. The Racer encountered many problems with instability. Envisaged entering the Aerial Derby of 1922, it was painted red, registered G-EBRD, and given the number 10, it did not take part as it was not ready. With continuing difficulties with development, it was abandoned in 1924 after having flown only 8 times.

 

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