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Bristol Gordon England Biplanes

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Produced Variants

G.E.1 Two seat, side-by-side, two bay equal-span tractor biplane, designed for easy ground transport. One 50 h.p. Clerget powerplant
G.E.2
 
Similar to the G.E.1 with increased span and fuselage mounted above the lower wing, designed for the 1912 Military Trials. Various powerplants as listed.
G.E.3
 
Two seat tractor biplane, using wings and tail surfaces similar to the G.E.2 with a new fuselage faired to a circular cross-section and the crew in two tandem cockpits. One 80 h.p. Gnome Lambda powerplant.



Production List  

G.E.1

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C/n Initial Registration Notes
 1 aircraft built by the British and Colonial Aeroplane Company, Filton, Bristol, Somerset. Design began August 1911, and tested in May-June 1912.
 64  none  Handed over to the Deutsche Bristol-Werke on 19 June 1912. Returned to Filton 21 September 1912 and scrapped.
Total Production   1




G.E.2

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C/n Initial Registration Notes
 2 aircraft built by the British and Colonial Aeroplane Company, Filton, Bristol, Somerset, for the Military Aircaft Competion of 1912. First flew Mid 1912.
 103  none  100 h.p. Gnome Double Omega powerplant. Military Airaft Competion No 12.
 104  none  70 h.p. Daimler-Mercedes powerplant. Military Airaft Competion No 13.
Total Production   2




G.E.3

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C/n Initial Registration Notes
 2 aircraft built by the British and Colonial Aeroplane Company, Filton, Bristol, Somerset, for the Turkish Government. First flew 1912. None delivered.
 112  none  
 113  none  
Total Production   2




Production Summary

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All Aircraft By Type
Type Built New Conv. Canc'd Total
 G.E.1 1     1
 G.E.2 2     2
 G.E.3 2     2
  5 0 0  

Production References
  1. Bristol Aircraft Since 1910, C.H. Barnes (Putnam, 1964)
  2. British Aircraft Before The Great War, Michael H. Goodall and Albert E. Tagg (Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2001)

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