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Type 101

Type 101

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G1141. Type 101 biplane, this two seat high performance fighter was fitted with a Mercury engine. Designed by Captain Barnwell to show that a lightly built machine could fly at higher speeds and would be the criteria for a fighter in years to come. It was stressed that squadron personell would jettison much of the obsolete equipment specified by the Ministry in order to fly faster and get above the enemy quicker. The 101 was the last aircraft of wooden construction to be built at Filton, only the one prototype was built.
PublisherBristol Aeroplane Company Limited
ContributorRolls Royce Heritage Trust
Creatorcorporatename - Bristol Aeroplane Company Ltd
Datebeginning - C1920
TypePhotographic prints - Black & White
Formatdimension.H - 180 mm
dimension.W - 240 mm
SourceRolls Royce Heritage Trust
Coverageperiod - 1920 - 25
RightsRights as agreed and detailed in signed agreement. Bristol Aeroplane Company/Rolls-Royce