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Britain First - the prototype at Filton

Britain First - the prototype at Filton

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G1073. K-7557 prototype Britain First, on the airfield at Filton. Few today could really accept the publicity that surrounded the design of the Bristol 142, which was later named 'Britain First' by Lord Rothermere who had privately funded the aircraft. It was billed as a civil transport aircraft but closer scrutiny of the issues of the time dispell that theory. What did happen was that the aircraft was so good that only a month after its maiden flight, April 1935, a proposal for a light bomber was made and in August a military contract followed.
PublisherBristol Aeroplane Company Ltd
Creatorcorporatename - Bristol Aeroplane Company
Datecreation - Circa 1934
TypePhotographic prints - Black & White
Formatdimension.H - 180 mm
dimension.W - 240 mm
SourceRolls Royce plc
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Filton
RightsRights as agreed and detailed in signed agreement. Bristol Aeroplane Company/Rolls-Royce