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Bristol B.72 Racer


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.



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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