Bristol Blenheim / Bolingbroke (Type 142M, 149, 160)

Light Bomber

Bristol 149 Bollingbroke Mk.4T Royal Canadian Air Force 10076 Z9592 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Bristol Blenheim is a twin-engined three-seat light bomber aircraft produced by the British manufacturer Bristol Aeroplane Company. The Bristol Fairchild Bolingbroke (Type 149) is a maritime patrol aircraft variant of the Blenheim Mk IV produced by Fairchild-Canada (Fairchild Aircraft Ltd.).
Crew3
Propulsion2 Radial Engines
Engine ModelBristol Mercury XV
Engine Power (each)690 kW925 hp
Speed428 km/h231 kts
  266 mph
Service Ceiling8.306 m27.250 ft
Range2.350 km1.269 NM
1.460 mi.
Empty Weight4.441 kg9.791 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight6.532 kg14.400 lbs
Wing Span17,17 m56 ft 4 in
Wing Area43,6 m469 ft
Length12,98 m42 ft 7 in
Height3,00 m9 ft 10 in
First Flight12. Apr. 1935
Production Statusout of production
Total Production4422
ICAO CodeBLEN
Data for (Version)Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
VariantsBlenheim Mk I, Mk 1F, Mk II, Mk III, Mk IV, Mk IVF, Mk V, Bristol Fairchild Bolingbroke

[Photo-ID: 7517] Karsten Palt 2013-07-19
Bristol 149 Bolingbroke Mk.4T, Royal Canadian Air Force, 10117, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2013Bristol
149 Bolingbroke Mk.4T
Royal Canadian Air Force
Reg.: 10117
 
under restoration, composite of 8 Bolingbroke
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum [Hamilton, Mount Hope]
[Photo-ID: 10935] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Bristol 149 Bollingbroke Mk.4T, Royal Canadian Air Force, 10076, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2015Bristol
149 Bollingbroke Mk.4T
Royal Canadian Air Force
Reg.: 10076
 
Blenheim, displayed as Royal Air Force Bolingbroke
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 10936] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Bristol 149 Bollingbroke Mk.4T, Royal Canadian Air Force, 10076, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2015Bristol
149 Bollingbroke Mk.4T
Royal Canadian Air Force
Reg.: 10076
 
Blenheim, displayed as Royal Air Force Bolingbroke
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 6501] Karsten Palt 2013-04-01
Bristol 149 Bollingbroke Mk.4T, Royal Canadian Air Force, 9895, c/n 880207, Karsten Palt, 2013Bristol
149 Bollingbroke Mk.4T
Royal Canadian Air Force
Reg.: 9895
c/n: 880207
 
Koninklijk Legermuseum [Brussel]
[Photo-ID: 6502] Karsten Palt 2013-04-01
Bristol 149 Bollingbroke Mk.4T, Royal Canadian Air Force, 9895, c/n 880207, Karsten Palt, 2013Bristol
149 Bollingbroke Mk.4T
Royal Canadian Air Force
Reg.: 9895
c/n: 880207
 
Koninklijk Legermuseum [Brussel]
[Photo-ID: 12939] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Bristol Blenheim Mk.I, Aircraft Restoration Company, G-BPIV, c/n 10021, Karsten Palt, 2016Bristol
Blenheim Mk.I
Aircraft Restoration Company
Reg.: G-BPIV
c/n: 10021
 
Composite aircraft of Bollingbrokes RCAF 10021 and RCAF 9073
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 12940] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Bristol Blenheim Mk.I, Aircraft Restoration Company, G-BPIV, c/n 10021, Karsten Palt, 2016Bristol
Blenheim Mk.I
Aircraft Restoration Company
Reg.: G-BPIV
c/n: 10021
 
Composite aircraft of Bollingbrokes RCAF 10021 and RCAF 9073
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 12941] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Bristol Blenheim Mk.I, Aircraft Restoration Company, G-BPIV, c/n 10021, Karsten Palt, 2016Bristol
Blenheim Mk.I
Aircraft Restoration Company
Reg.: G-BPIV
c/n: 10021
 
Composite aircraft of Bollingbrokes RCAF 10021 and RCAF 9073
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 12942] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Bristol Blenheim Mk.I, Aircraft Restoration Company, G-BPIV, c/n 10021, Karsten Palt, 2016Bristol
Blenheim Mk.I
Aircraft Restoration Company
Reg.: G-BPIV
c/n: 10021
 
Composite aircraft of Bollingbrokes RCAF 10021 and RCAF 9073
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 12943] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Bristol Blenheim Mk.I, Aircraft Restoration Company, G-BPIV, c/n 10021, Karsten Palt, 2016Bristol
Blenheim Mk.I
Aircraft Restoration Company
Reg.: G-BPIV
c/n: 10021
 
Composite aircraft of Bollingbrokes RCAF 10021 and RCAF 9073
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]