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The Bristol Brabazon was huge for its time, being sized roughly between the much later Airbus A300 and Boeing 767 airliners however it wasn't able to attract orders. Here is the aircraft landing after the types’s first flight in 1949. ...via

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David Eyles Nov 28
Gosh! It's beautiful.
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MBC -🇿🇦_PJ66_🇳🇱- Nov 28
Had to do with the american airline industrie and the war England was told we helped you so don't go and F us around
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Phillip Covell Nov 28
A beautiful aircraft without which there may have been no Concorde. Shame there was no sound!
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KarynM Nov 29
Oh wow so big those wings !
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💧Vivienne Nov 29
Not many windows.. Why?
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Marc Livolsi Nov 29
Probably the most elegantly-penned airliner ever. Seeing one in flight must have been amazing.
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Angus DD Nov 29
The hanger built for it in Filton still stands and is being mooted as a venue for live entertainment.
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Fielding Mellish Nov 29
Good to see Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble, Grubb patiently waiting by the runway should their services be needed.
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bemused by it all Nov 29
take away the props and you've got something out of Flash Gordon
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Chris Bore Nov 29
It was designed to carry 60 passengers: with modern seat spacing it would have carried 300...
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Martín Nov 29
Always loved this one.
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Rick Gleitsmann Nov 29
What a hunk of metal
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LIAM REILLY🌹 Nov 29
The nosecone always reminds me of a Dreamliner. Even though it was not a commercial success, it must have provided a lot of new technology for later aircraft
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Glynscrossnolee Nov 30
Simply beautiful!
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Bing Chandler Dec 2
Not really, the government panel that decided what the post war airline industry would look like was so wrong that no one wanted to buy it. They'd assumed only the rich would use air travel so specified a giant aircraft to carry 60 people.
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Stevie The Fixer #This isn't a hashtag! Dec 2
A great aeroplane. I am sure it would have been a great success, had it not been that technology was advancing fast around it and the jet airliner age was starting. It was also just too big to sell to regional airlines instead - pity.
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Hogzilla Dec 2
Probably underpowered.
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