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Bristol Bombay

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Bristol Bombay
Description
RoleTransport; Bomber
Crew3-4
Capacity (transport)24 fully-armed troops
First flight1935
Entered service1939
ManufacturerShort & Harland, Belfast
Dimensions
Length69 ft 3 in21.1 m
Wingspan95 ft 9 in29.2 m
Height19 ft 6 in5.9 m
Wing area1,340 ft²124.5 m²
Weights
Empty13,800 lb6,260 kg
Loaded20,000 lb9,070 kg
Maximum takeoff lb kg
Powerplant
Engine2 × Bristol Pegasus XII
Power (each)890 hp660 kW
Performance
Maximum speed192 mph @ 6,500 ft309 km/h @ 1,980 m
Combat range2,230 miles3,588 km
Ferry range km miles
Service ceiling25,000 ft7,620 m
Rate of climb750 ft/min230 m/min
Armament
Guns2 × 0.303 in (7.7 mm) machine guns
Bombs2000 lb (900 kg) externally mounted

The Bristol Bombay was a medium bomber and troop transport aircraft flown by the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. The prototype Type 130 first flew in 1935 and orders for a production run were placed with Short & Harland of Belfast. About 50 were built.

All-metal covered with a monocoque fuselage, it retained some features which were outdated at the time, such as its fixed undercarriage. Outclassed for the European theatre, it saw service in the Middle East, replacing the Vickers Valentia.

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