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Bristol Bullpup


Of similar construction to the parallel Type 105 Bulldog, the Bullpup was ordered in prototype form to participate in the F.20/27 interceptor contest. It was first flown on 28 April 1928 with a Jupiter VI engine in place of the 480hp Bristol Mercury IIA for which it was intended. With the Mercury IIA, it was evaluated at Martlesham in the spring of 1929. Smaller and faster than the Bulldog, and possessing superior handling characteristics to those of its stablemate, it was nevertheless deemed to afford an insufficient advance to warrant production, and the sole prototype was utilised as an engine test-bed until 1935 when it was scrapped.

Engine: Jupiter VI
Take-off weight: 1293 kg / 2851 lb
Empty weight: 866 kg / 1909 lb
Wingspan: 9.14 m / 29 ft 12 in
Length: 7.16 m / 23 ft 6 in
Height: 2.87 m / 9 ft 5 in
Wing area: 21.37 sq.m / 230.02 sq ft
Max. speed: 306 km/h / 190 mph





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