Brabazon Giant Prepares For Maiden Flight 1949

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Full title reads: "Brabazon Giant Prepares For Maiden Flight".

Filton, Bristol, Avon.

VS of new prototype of Bristol Brabazon airliner plane outside large aircraft hangar.

GV Interior draughtsman at work in drawing office. SV Chief Test Pilot Bill Pegg sitting at his desk....



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  • "Brabazon being towed out of old hangar" - the vehicle doing the towing is an Albion CX 33 tank transporter.

    jamied 12th Jan 2013

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