Bristol Brigand

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  1. Snautzer01

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    Great shot of a cool aircraft
     
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    And a big aircraft judging by this photo. Loading a 500 lb bomb on a Brigand B.1...

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    Not sure that is a Brigand my friend...
     
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    #5 Graeme, Dec 11, 2014
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    Would I lie to you Vick?

    Tis a Brigand mate, registration RH798, circa 1947/48.

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    Here's another underside shot to "emphasize the size" - this time RH746

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    No. The picture in #3. The landing gear is too far back in the engine nacelle. Yes?
     
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    G'day Vick! :)

    Good to see ya sticking to ya guns on this mate - but I'm gonna disagree. Everything smacks of Brigand to me, especially considering the source, caption and the registration which can be Goggled.

    I focused on the area in question, and to my eyes - it looks like a two-wheeled trolley (and the wheel shown is too small) in the background, with a long handle. The main gear is out of the photo on the far left.

    Thoughts?

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    You are no liar sir, as you say. I do believe you are correct. My apologies for doubting you amigo. I feel shame. :oops: :lol:
     
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    Yep, it's a Brigand, in the post-war overall black, with mid-grey upper-surfaces. The wheel seen in the pic is that of the 'Trolley Ac', the accumulator battery starter trolley, ready to be plugged into the starboard engine - the power cable is still in the stored position. Here's a pic of a similar Trolley Ac, this one with steel wheels.
    Here's another pic of a Brigand, which gives some idea of its size. With a span of 72 feet 4 inches, and a length of 46 feet 5 inches, it was rather large. They replaced the Beaufighter in operational service, and saw action in the Malaya emergency in the early 1950's.
     

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    Can't believe I mistook a truck tire for a "balloon" airplane tire. I'm burning my wings!
     
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    It's all good Vick - don't burn ya wings mate! :)

    A photo comparison...

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    Nice shots! Thanks for sharing.
     
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