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Type 142M in 1937 on the airfield at Filton

Type 142M in 1937 on the airfield at Filton

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G1003. Blenheim Type 142M. Derived from the Britain First of 1935, this aircraft benefited from shadow factory production and ensured that the RAF had some useful aircraft for offensive work at the beginning of hostilities in 1939. The shadow factory programme was begun in 1935 and would get car manufacturers and other similar engineering works geared up to produce aircraft parts thus 'Shadowing' the aircraft manufacturers themselves. This ensured continued production of fighting aircraft despite bombing raids.
PublisherBristol Aeroplane Company Ltd
Creatorcorporatename - Bristol Aeroplane Company Ltd
Datecreation - Circa 1935
TypePhotographic prints - Black and White
Photographs - Black and White
Formatdimension.H - 180 mm
dimension.W - 230 mm
SourceRolls Royce plc
CoverageLocation.Current Repository - Rolls Royce Plc
Location.Creation Site - Filton
RightsRights as agreed and detailed in signed agreement. Bristol Aeroplane Company/Rolls-Royce