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Aerial View of East Works: Patchway

Aerial View of East Works: Patchway

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G2048. On the lower left hand side is the Mechanical Research Development Department, under construction, during the late 1940's and early 1950's, Just the metal skeleton is visible. This would be used for working on projects such as Brabazon, and Britannia, as on the 28th July 1949 British Overseas Aircraft Company signed a formal contract for 25 Britannia Type 175 aircraft with Proteus engines, but operating initially with Centaurus engines. Across the car park on the right are the Shadow test beds, where lessons learned from the Brabazon meant that the the company had an unequalled level of data which to utilise and expand on for the Type 175. Behind the new building under construction is the test beds for the Centaurus and Hercules engines.
PublisherBristol Aeroplane Company Limited
ContributorRolls-Royce Heritage Trust
Creatorcorporatename - Bristol Aeroplane Co Ltd
Datecreation - Circa 1940's - 1950's
TypePhotographic prints - Black and White
Formatdimension.W - 237 mm
dimension.H - 182 mm
SourceRolls Royce Heritage Trust
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Filton
RightsBristol Aeroplane Company/Rolls-Royce