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Type 13 MR1

Type 13 MR1

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G3326. The MR1 was designed by Barnwell drawing on his shipyard beginnings. The need to create an aircraft in metal and preserve the precious silver birch wood was getting to be important. He reasoned that duralumin with a high quality marine varnish would be suitable, strong and light weight. Detail design was carried out by W T Reid, who produced one of the first examples of a duralumin monocoque double skinned fuselage construction. Duralumin had a reputation for corrosion and it was not until the introduction of Alclad that this problem was resolved.
ContributorAIRBUS, Filton
Creatorcorporatename - Bristol Aeroplane Company
Datecreation - 1917-08-01
TypeDigital images - Digital photographs
Formatresolution - 72 dpi
SourceAIRBUS, Filton
Relationbased on - Bristol Aeroplane Company
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Filton, South Gloucestershire