ST5980 : Bristol Aerospace Museum – Brabazon relic


This wheel is claimed to be all that remains of the Bristol Brabazon luxury airliner. Only one was ever completed and first flew on 4 September 1949. It was designed for 12 crew and 100 passengers. The top speed was 300 mph and the range 5,500 miles. The jet liner ensured it was stillborn as the wrong product at the wrong time. A shame as it would have been a fascinating sight with its paired contrarotating propellers.