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Encyclopedia > Bristol Draco

The Bristol Draco was an air-cooled 9-Cylinder radial engine from the British manufacturer Bristol Aeroplane Company. The radial engine is an internal combustion engine configuration in which the cylinders point outward from a central crankshaft like the spokes on a wheel. ... Bristol Aeroplane Company logo The Bristol Aeroplane Company (formerly British and Colonial Aeroplane Company) was a major British aircraft company which, in 1959, merged with several major British aircraft companies, to become the British Aircraft Corporation and later still part of British Aerospace, now BAE Systems. ...

The Draco was tested with a fue;l injection system. The carburetor had only a simple butterfly valve, while two injection pumps supplied the cylinders with fuel: one handling four and one five cylinders - injection being into the manifold before they split into the two intake valves for each cylinder. The engine was flight tested in a Westland Wapiti. Since the expenditure did not bring considerable improvements the development was stopped. The Westland Wapiti was a British general purpose military single engined biplane of the 1920s built by Westland Aircraft Works to a specification for a replacement of the DH9a in RAF service. ...

technical data

Bore: 146 mm Stroke: 190.5 mm Capacity: 28.7 l Compression: 5.3:1 Propeller reduction: 0.5:1 Diameter: 1,410 mm Length: 1,105 mm Continuous duty: 540 hp


  • "British Piston aero Engines and their aircraft", Alec Lumsden, ISBN 1853102946



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