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Hayes Way
Patchway, BS34

Aerospace Bristol is a new industrial heritage museum and learning centre being developed at Filton, to the north of Bristol. It will tell the story of the region's world-class aerospace industry - past, present and future. The Aerospace Bristol project is being run by the Bristol Aero Collection Trust.



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Engine and Undercarriage

  1. 920hp Bristol Mercury XV air-cooled radial piston engine
  2. de Havilland constant speed airscrews
  3. Oil tank
  4. Cooling gills
  5. Exhaust collector ring
  6. Carburettor air intake
  7. Oil cooler
  8. Main undercarriage wheel

Forward fuselage

  1. Pilots seat
  2. Navigators table
  3. Rudder pedals
  4. Pitot head
  5. Cabin air inlet
  6. Bead sight
  7. Instrument panel
  8. Compass
  9. Sliding hatch

Outer Wing (Port Side)

  1. Outer fuel tank
  2. Gun (port wing only)
  3. Aileron control rods
  4. Aileron

Rear Fuselage

  1. Gun turret cuppola
  2. Hydraulically operated semi-retracting turret
  3. Gunners seat
  4. Entrance hatch
  5. Wireless aerial lead-in
  6. 0.303 Browning machine gun
  7. Main fuel tank

Tail Section

  1. Tail fin
  2. Rudder
  3. Navigation light
  4. Trim tabs
  5. Elevator
  6. Fixed tail wheel
  7. Stern section ("basin")
  8. Rudder and elevator control rods