Bristol Type 138 | K4879

Bristol Type 138 | K4879

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The 138A was designed specifically to capture the world altitude record. First flown on 11 May 1936, The aircraft was flown from Filton to Farnborough in early September 1936. On 28 September, Sqn. Ldr. F.R.D. Swain achieved a record altitude of 49,967 ft. (15230 m.), a record which lasted until May 1937, when an Italian Caproni CA.161 reached 51,362 ft. (15,655 m.). Sqn. Ldr. Swain regained the record on 3 June 1937, after some modifications to the aircraft, this time reaching 53,937 ft. (16,440 m.).


Aircraft model

Type 138

Operator

Icon_32_flag_of_the_united_kingdom.svg United Kingdom | Military

Serial number

K4879

Aircraft

Bristol Type 138 | K4879

Bristol Type 138 | K4879