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Bristol Brabazon: Quiz


Question 1: ________ agreed, but preferred a design for only 25 passengers.
British European AirwaysBritish South American AirwaysBritish Overseas Airways CorporationBA CityFlyer

Question 2: Bristol's existing factory in ________ was too small to handle what was one of the largest aircraft in the world, and the 2,000 ft (610 m) runway was too short to launch it.
FrenchayBradley StokePatchwayFilton

Question 3: The ________ delivered a report, known as the "Brabazon Report", calling for the construction of four of five designs they had studied.
Brabazon CommitteeBristol BrabazonBristol BritanniaVickers VC10

Question 4: The Bristol Type 167 Brabazon was a large airliner, designed by the ________ to fly transatlantic routes from the United Kingdom to the United States.
Bristol Aeroplane CompanyBristol BritanniaBristol BeaufortBristol Blenheim

Question 5: Although considered a failure and a ________, the record of the Brabazon is not entirely unfavourable.
ConcordeCambodiaUnited StatesWhite elephant

Question 6: In 1942 the ________ published a tender for a new super-heavy bomber design, and Bristol dusted off their original work and updated it for their newer and much more powerful Bristol Centaurus engines.
Royal Air ForceRoyal Naval Air ServiceAir MinistryHugh Trenchard, 1st Viscount Trenchard

Question 7: Despite its size, comparable to a ________, it was designed to carry only 100 passengers, albeit in roomy conditions not generally found on modern aircraft.
Boeing 777Boeing 757Boeing 747Boeing 767

Question 8: Bristol had already studied a large ________ design starting as early as 1937, but nothing had come of this.
B-52 StratofortressBomberF-15E Strike EagleB-1 Lancer

Question 9: Powerplant:Bristol Centaurus ________, 2,650 hp (1,860 kW) each
Radial engineTwo-stroke engineRotary engineFour-stroke engine

Question 10: Max ________: 54 lb/ft² (270 kg/m²)
Wing loadingGlider (sailplane)F-16 Fighting FalconF-104 Starfighter


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