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Westland Dreadnought

Westland Dreadnought

G3806  Westland Dreadnought J6986. Completed in April 1924, sprayed all over silver. Carried Royal Air Force stripes. First flight was on the 9th May 1924. The test pilot Stuart Keep crashed on take off. Pilot survived but lost both legs. The cause of the accident was not known. 450 horsepower Naper Lion II 12 cylinder engine. Maximum speed 102 miles per hour. Metal construction with fabric covering.

The canopy cockpit cover was hinged from the front, so the pilot could not get out. At 5,000 or 7,000 ft a fail safe ejection system would have been incorporated. Only one was ever made.
Publisher Bristol Aeroplane Company Limited
Contributor Liona-Barker-Simpson
Creator corporatename, Bristol Aeroplane Company Limited; ,
Date creation, Circa 1924-04; ,
Type Photographic prints, Black and White Photograph; ,
Format dimension.W, 163 mm; dimension.H, 117 mm; , ; ,
Identifier 5 Leona Barker-Simpson Donated
Source Liona Barker-Simpson
Language EN
Relation , ; , ; , ; ,
Coverage Location.Creation Site, Filton; , ; , ; ,
Rights Copyright expired
File created 4:2:1, 17/5/2004