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Bristol Brigand

Long-range attack aircraft and torpedo bomber, destined to replace the Beaufighter. It used the wings and tail of the Buckingham, just like the Beaufighter had used those of the Beaufort. A small number were built after WWII and used exclusively in the British colonies. The Brigand was unreliable and unpopular. It was the last piston-engined bomber of the RAF.

 General characteristics Brigand B. Mk I
Primary function Attack aircraft
Power plant Two Bristol Centaurus 57 engines
Thrust 2x 2,470 HP 2x 1,842 kW
Wingspan 72.3 ft 22.05 m
Length 46.4 ft 14.15 m
Wingarea 718 sq ft 66.70 sq m
Weight empty 25,600 lb 11,611 kg
max. 39,000 lb 17,690 kg
Speed 358 mph 576 km/h
Ceiling 26,020 ft 7,930 m
Range 2,800 mi 4,506 km
Armament 4x 20mm cannon, 1,360 kg bombs (or 1x torpedo)
Crew Three
Date deployed 1949
Number built 156

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