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Brabazon - Publicity picture for test crew

Brabazon - Publicity picture for test crew

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G1255. Brabazon Flight test crew. The crew pose for a publicity picture. This was a new phenomenum for test crews in the late 40's. They had suddenly become national hero's and would be taking the hopes of the nation with them when flying the great bird that was the Brabazon. The newspapers of the day latched onto something positive after so much gloom in the aftermath of world war. The crew: Back row: (L to R) J M Cochrane (Flight test observer, aircraft); M W West (Flight test observer, aircraft); A Cowan (Flight engineer, aircraft); John Sizer (Flight test observer, aircraft); Ken FitzGerald (aircraft electrical engineer). Front row: L D Atkinson (chief flight engineer, engines); W Gibb (co-pilot); A J Pegg (pilot); M J Peniston (chief flight test observer, aircraft); H J Hayman (flight engineer, engines).
PublisherBristol Aeroplane Company
ContributorAnn FitzGerald
Creatorcorporatename - Bristol Aeroplane Company
Datebeginning - C1949
TypePhotographs - Black and White
Formatdimension.H - 220 mm
dimension.W - 240 mm
IdentifierAnn FitzGerald collection
SourceAnn FitzGerald
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Filton
RightsBristol Aeroplane Company/Rolls-Royce