Bristol M.1


Bristol M.1C Replica © Jenny Coffey
Photo ©: Jenny Coffey (photos at
The Bristol M.1 is a single-engine single-seat fighter aircraft produced by the British manufacturer British and Colonial Aeroplane Company (Bristol).
The variant Bristol M.1C was the sole version in mass production.
Propulsion1 Rotary Engine
Engine ModelLe Rhône 9J
Engine Power82 kW110 hp
Speed209 km/h113 kts
  130 mph
Service Ceiling6.096 m20.000 ft
Range350 km189 NM
217 mi.
Empty Weight409 kg902 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight611 kg1.347 lbs
Wing Span9,37 m30 ft 9 in
Wing Area13,6 m²146 ft²
Length6,24 m20 ft 6 in
Height2,37 m7 ft 9 in
First Flight14.07.1916
Production Statusout of production
Total Production131
Data for (Version)Bristol M.1C
VariantsBristol M.1A, M.1B, M.1C, M.1D

[Photo-ID: 1193] © Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Bristol M.1c, , C4994, c/n ,© Karsten Palt, 2008Bristol
Reg.: C4994
Royal Air Force Museum [London-Hendon]
[Photo-ID: 7181] © Karsten Palt 2013-05-19
Bristol M.1c, , G-BWJM, c/n ,© Karsten Palt, 2013Bristol
Reg.: G-BWJM
The Shuttleworth Collection [Old Warden Aerodrome Biggleswade]