Bristol Type 173

1952










Bristol Type 173

This tandem rotor transport helicopter first flew on January 3, 1952. Only five prototypes were built but further development produced the Type 192 Belvedere which served in the RAF
It was the first twin rotor helicopter to be powered by two engines - essentially with two Type 171 engines and rotor heads.
Built as 1x Mk.1 (XF785), 1x Mk.2 (XH379) and 3x Mk.3 (XE286, XE287, XE288).




Specifications


Engine: 2 x Alvis Leonides Major 755/1 780 shp
Capacity: 2 + 13
Length: (m) 16.82
Height: (m) 4.57
Blades: 3
Rotor diam.: (m) 14.81
Disc area: (m2)
Weight: (kgs) Empty: 3547     Max: 4990
Speed: (km/h)
Range: (km) 300
Ceiling: (m)
Rate/Climb: (m/min)
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Derivatives & Versions


ModelYearHistory
Type 192 Belvedere 1958 The Bristol Type 192 was a development of the unsuccessful Type 173, designed in response to an RAF requirement for a general purpose, land based ...
From the fifth airframe, the rotors fitted were all-metal, 4 bladed units. Production model controls and instruments allowed night operations and ...



List of Operators of Bristol Type 173


From Organisation with model Type 173
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united kingdom Aerospace Bristol
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Construction Numbers on database of Type 173 or its versions

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Construction Numbers

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C/NBuilt asYearHistory
12871 1951 UK G-ALBN : Bristol Type 173 Mk1 f/f 03jan52; Ministry of Supply Ap+
UK XF785 : RAF trials 1953
UK XF785 : RN trials 1953 on HMS Eagle (R05)
UK 7648M : To 7648M by Jul 1960
Preserved RAF Henlow by Apr 1984, still 1986
UK XF785 : to Bristol Aero Collection, Kemble by Feb 2002
07may18 pictured at Aerospace Bristol museum, on the no+
12872 UK G-AMJI : Bristol Type 173 Mk2; Ministry of Supply Jun51-Sep54
Mk.2 ff 8 May 1953. to MoS as XH379
UK XH379 : Sep56 accident at Filton airshow
UK G-AMJI : Ministry of Supply Sep56-Apr58
13204 UK G-AMYF : Bristol Type 173 Mk3; Ministry of Supply Mar/Jun 1953; +
UK XE286 : built initially at Filton but moved to Weston-super-Mar+
13205 UK G-AMYG : Bristol Type 173 Mk3; Ministry of Supply Mar/Jun 1953; +
UK XE287 : built initially at Filton but moved to Weston-super-Mar+
13206 UK G-AMYH : Bristol Type 173 Mk3; Ministry of Supply Mar/Jun 1953; +
Bristol Aircraft Ltd Apr56-Feb57
UK XE288 : built at Weston-super-Mare. G-AMYH ntu, to XE288. Neve+
UK G-AORB : Speculatively registered as G-AORB in 1956 and painted +
5 C/N.


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