The Bristol Brabazon was one of the largest aeroplanes of its day, and was developed as a passenger and troop transport to serve the British military and world airlines of the early 1950s. It was a remarkable achievement that was too expensive to operate to ever turn a profit, and sadly no more than the prototypes were ever built. This flight test footage includes the first flight and speaches by the crew of that historic day. This footage was sourced from newsreels from the late 40s and early 50s. A remarkable aeroplane indeed.
The Bristol Type 192 Belvedere is a British twin-engine, tandem rotor military helicopter built by the Bristol Aeroplane Company. It was designed for a variety of transport roles including troop transport, supply dropping and casualty evacuation. It was operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF) from 1961 to 1969.