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Bristol T.T.A. and F.3A

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Produced Variants

Type 6 T.T.A.
 
The T.T.A. (Twin Tractor Type A) was derived from the projected T.T. due to the non-avaiability of the R.A.F.4A powerplants. Two 120 hp Beardmore powerplants.


Projected Variants

T.T.
 
 
The T.T. (Twin Tractor) was a local defence two-seat biplane. The gunner was located in the nose had an unobstructed field of fire in the forward hemisphere for two free-mounted Lewis guns. The pilot had a single Lewis gun firing aft. Dual controls were fitted for emergency use. Four 150 h.p R.A.F.4a powerplants.
Type 7 F.3A
 
Three seat escort and anti-Zeppelin fighter utilising many of the TTA.'s components, including wings, tail unit and rear fuselage with pilot's cockpit. One 250 hp Rolls-Royce powerplant.



Production List
Type 6 T.T.A.

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Serial Range C/n Batch Qty Conv. Canc'd Notes
 2 aircraft built by the British and Colonial Aeroplane Company, Filton, Bristol, Somerset, for the RFC to contract 87/A/330 (See note 1). Delivered in April and May 1916.
 7750 - 7751  1375-1376  2      
  Total Production 2      




Type 7 F.3A

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Serial Range C/n Batch Qty Conv. Canc'd Notes
 2 aircraft ordered from the British and Colonial Aeroplane Company, Filton, Bristol, Somerset, for the RFC to contract 87/A/442. Cancelled.
 A612 - A613  1485-1486      2  
  Total Production     2  




Production Summary

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All Aircraft By Type
Type Built New Conv. Canc'd Total
 T.T.A. 2     2
 F.3A     2 2
  2 0 2  


Notes
  1. This per Bruce [2]. However, the RFC History website [3], quoting AIR 20/761, gives this contract number to 8 Henri Farman aircrft serialed 7746 - 7749 and 7752 - 7755

Production References
  1. Bristol Aircraft Since 1910, C.H. Barnes (Putnam, 1964)
  2. British Aeroplanes 1914-18, J.M. Bruce (Putnam, 1957)
  3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/rfc/aircraft.html

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