Bristol Type 130 Bombay

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Produced Variants

Type 130
Three crew high-wing cantilever monoplane 24-troop transport aircraft adaptable for use as a medium bomber to Specification  C.26/31, to meet the requirements of OR.4. Two 750 h.p. Bristol Pegasus III powerplants.
Type 130A Bombay
Originally refered to as the Type 130 Mk.II; production version of Type 130 to Specifications 38/36 and 47/36. Two 1,010 h.p. Bristol Pegasus XXII powerplants, three bladed Fairey-Reed airscrews and Bristol designed nose and tail turrets.

Projected Variants

Type 137 Proposed civil transport version featuring the Type 130 wing matched to a new fuselage and single fin and rudder.
Type 144
Development of Type 130 with retractable undercarriage to Specification B.4/34 to meet the requirements of OR.12. Bristol Pegasus IV or Bristol Perseus powerplants.
Type 144B Reduced size Type 144 capable of carrying 18 instead of 24 troops.

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Serial Range C/n Type Batch Qty Conv. Canc'd Notes
 1 aircraft ordered from the Bristol Aeroplane Company, Filton, Bristol, Somerset, to contract 233529/33. First flew June 1935.
 K3853  7809  Type 130  1      
 80 aircraft built by Short Brothers and Harland, Belfast, to contract 562468/36. 50 Delivered between April 1939 and June 1940, remainder cancelled.
 L5808 - L5857    Type 130A  50      L5814 and L5817 allocated civil registrations G-AFYN, 'YM but ntu.
 L5858 - L5887          30  
  Total Production 51   30  

Production Summary

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All Aircraft By Type
Type Built New Conv. Canc'd Total
 Type 130 1     1
 Type 130A Bombay 50   30 80
  51 0 30  

Production References
  1. Bristol Aircraft Since 1910, C.H. Barnes (Putnam, 1964)
  2. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000 - N9999, RAF Aircraft Register Series (Air-Britain Publications, 1993)


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