Bristol 188 stretches her legs...

Bristol 188 stretches her legs...

Postby PeterR on Tue 29 Nov 2011, 10:25 pm

The one and only Flaming Pencil was getting some fresh air at Cosford today, doing a photoshoot for Octane magazine with a number of Bristol classic cars. What a wonderful morning I had, here's just a handful of shots. Enjoy!

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Also it's absence from the Hangar meant there was more space for the other exhibits...

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And one which I attempted a "ye olde" feel with...

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Re: Bristol 188 stretches her legs...

Postby RRconway on Tue 29 Nov 2011, 10:31 pm

Peter,

What a great looking aeroplane, thanks for sharing the photos.
I am ashamed to say I've never heard of this aircraft, I shall do some research immediately :lol: :lol:

I really must get to Cosford, I always regretted not getting there before the airliners went, (gives himself a kick up the a****).

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Re: Bristol 188 stretches her legs...

Postby DeanW on Tue 29 Nov 2011, 11:34 pm

Do like the low angle shots mate!
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Re: Bristol 188 stretches her legs...

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Tue 29 Nov 2011, 11:40 pm

Very nice indeed - looks like the SR-71! Shame about the backdrop though.

Surely there's money to be made from this sort of thing - wheel out a few rare exhibits onto the airfield with a clean backdrop, leave them out for a day and charge a bit extra for a day and/or night shoot. :up:
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Re: Bristol 188 stretches her legs...

Postby Domvickery on Tue 29 Nov 2011, 11:43 pm

LN Strike Eagle wrote:Very nice indeed - looks like the SR-71! Shame about the backdrop though.

Surely there's money to be made from this sort of thing - wheel out a few rare exhibits onto the airfield with a clean backdrop, leave them out for a day and charge a bit extra for a day and/or night shoot. :up:



I'd pay lots for a night shoot with some of the Cosford exhibits!
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Re: Bristol 188 stretches her legs...

Postby sylvancatharsis on Tue 29 Nov 2011, 11:46 pm

#4 is class :clap:
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Re: Bristol 188 stretches her legs...

Postby andrew653 on Tue 29 Nov 2011, 11:59 pm

Great shots, she really is a good looking aircraft, Are they planning on wheeling the tsr-2 out any time soon with that tow bar attached??
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Re: Bristol 188 stretches her legs...

Postby Dragon Rapide on Wed 30 Nov 2011, 6:54 am

Great pictures of a fascinating but flawed aircraft - haven't seen it for years and remember it well from Farnborough in er.....???
Listen to that Gipsy music.....

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Re: Bristol 188 stretches her legs...

Postby Cking on Wed 30 Nov 2011, 10:22 am

LN Strike Eagle wrote: - looks like the SR-71!


I have been aware of that aircraft for 49 years :oops: and I have never seen the likeness, till now! I wonder if Kelly Johnson did have a roving eye? It would be totaly un like the yanks to steal an idea from the Brits.

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Re: Bristol 188 stretches her legs...

Postby Kenny on Wed 30 Nov 2011, 10:23 am

I am ashamed to say I've never heard of this aircraft

Same here

looks like the SR-71

Exactly what I thought. Blackbird crossed with Starfighter

Great shots Peter. I too will have to make an effort to get there
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Re: Bristol 188 stretches her legs...

Postby capercaillie on Wed 30 Nov 2011, 1:01 pm

DanO1978 wrote:A sad reminder of when Britain was "Great" and led the world in aero design... :sad:


And created an aircraft that didn't do what it was intended to..... :whistle: (we had better moments back then)
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Re: Bristol 188 stretches her legs...

Postby DerekF on Wed 30 Nov 2011, 1:09 pm

DanO1978 wrote:A sad reminder of when Britain was "Great" and led the world in aero design... :sad:

Video of her in action here http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=42123


How are your rosed-tints specs then Dan? The Bristol 188 was another failed design so prevalent in the UK industry. It failed to reach any of goals set for it. I'm sure I read somewhere that the test pilot Godfrey Auty was awarded the "Most Likely to Eject " for 1963.
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