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Bristol Brigand
Technical Information

Background
Bristol Aeroplane Company's Brigand was a British anti-shipping/ground attack/dive bomber attack aircraft developed as a replacement for the Beaufighter.

Brigands were also used operationally over Aden by 8 Squadron from 1950 through to 1952. In 1952, after it was found that the Brigand's mainspars were suspect the Brigands were replaced by de Havilland Vampires.

Production
A total of 147 were built, and they served with the Royal Air Force in Malaya during the Malayan Emergency.

Technical Details
Crew  Three (Pilot)
Engine  2 x Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51 Double Wasp 18-cylinder, twin-row radials engines
Span  72 ft 4 in (22.1 m)
Length  46 ft 5 in (14.2 m)
Height  16 ft 4 in (5 m)
Maximum Speed  270 mph
Range   3,150 miles
Armament  4 × 20 mm
Bombload  16 × RP-3 60 lb rockets, 1 × 22" torpedo or 2,000 lb (907 kg) of bombs

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