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Type 79 - Ambulance

Type 79 - Ambulance

G1473  This was derived from the third 10-seater that the factory built, aircraft No 6146 which was desined to either a troop carrier or ambulance. The Air Council requirements had needed so many changes that the aircraft was renamed 'Brandon' and firts flew with test pilot Uwins on the 19th March 1924. It suffered from overheating and was the first Bristol aircraft to be fitted with an oil cooler.
The aircraft proved to overweight with a full payload and was never used overseas by the RAF but shared ambulance duties with the Avro Andovers stationed at Halton.
Publisher Bristol Aeroplane Company
Contributor Rolls Royce Heritage Trust
Creator corporatename, Bristol Aeroplane Co Ltd; ,
Date creation, Circa 1922; ,
Type Photographs, Black and White; ,
Format dimension.H, 195 mm; dimension.W, 235 mm; , ; ,
Identifier 398/27
Source Rolls Royce Heritage Trust
Language EN
Relation , ; , ; , ; ,
Coverage Location.Creation Site, Filton; period, 1922 - 1923; , ; ,
Rights As agreed
File created 4:2:1, 17/5/2004