On this day 60 years ago – Bristol Brabazon performs first flight

The Bristol Brabazon performed its maiden flight 60 years ago today.

Here is a profile page that aggregates all Flightglobal’s content on the aircraft which includes pages in our pdf archive, cutaway images, black and white images, a video uploaded to Youtube showing the aircraft at Farnborough Air Show in 1950.

PDF archive finds on the Brabazon…

A comprehensive appraisal of the Bristol Brabazon, “Britain’s greatest airliner” including cutaway drawings (1945)

Brabazon progress (1950)



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