No. 9304. Bristol 25 Braemar Mk II (C4297 c/n 3752) Royal Air Force
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Bristol 25 Braemar Mk II

10/31/2009. Three of these triplane aircraft, designed by Frank Barnwell, were ordered for the RAF, eventually produced as follows.

Type 24 Braemar Mk.I
RAF s/n C4296 c/n 3751, long-range bomber, first flown August 10, 1918. Powered by four 250 hp Siddeley-Deasy Puma six-cylinder water-cooled in-line engines, mounted back-to-back in the middle wing, driving two tractor and two pushers propellers. Two pilots seated side-by-side, just ahead of the leading edge of the wings; a gunner in the nose. Another cockpit in rear fuselage with two guns mounted on a turntable on top of the fuselage, and a fourth gun mounted on gun ring in the floor. Featured four-wheeled undercarriage, which wheels in tandem pairs to reduce drag.

Type 25 Braemar Mk.II
RAF s/n C4297 c/n 3752, long-range bomber, first flown 1919. Generally similar to Braemar Mk.I, but powered by four 410 hp Liberty 12A twelve-cylinder water-cooled V-engines. Totally wrecked when hitting hangar wall on takeoff at Martlesham Heath, Suffolk, August 16 1921, both crew were killed.

Type 26 Pullman
RAF s/n C4298 c/n 3753, long-range transport, first flown May 1919, briefly registered G-EASP (April 14 to May 13, 1920). Similar to Braemar Mk.II, but with redesigned fuselage with enclosed cockpit, luxurious cabin fitted with a window and an electric foot-warmer for each passenger.

Created October 31, 2009