Bristol Racer / Type 72
Страна: Великобритания
Год: 1922

Единственный экземпляр
The Bristol Racer Type 72, illustrated in the form in which it made its second flight, embodied a number of advanced features but was flown only eight times in 1922.
It had a retractable undercarriage - which withdrew into the fuselage - and the Jupiter engine was totally enclosed.
Июль 1922г.: ожидалось, что Bristol Racer с двигателем Jupiter достигнет скорости 354 км/ч, но проект закрыли после семи полетов.
The small wing span of the Type 72 was accentuated by the large-diameter fuselage. The spinner is incomplete.
The first British retracting undercarriage was fitted on a Bristol racing monoplane in 1922. Note the cycle spoke-braced spinner
The large diameter monocoque fuselage was braced internally by a spider's web and the bulkheads formed supports for the wing-root fairings.
Bristol 72 Racer