|A Bristol Tourer operated by Western Australian Airways|
|Role||Civil utility aircraft|
|First flight||January 1919|
The Bristol Tourer was a British civil utility biplane produced in the years following the First World War, using as much as possible from the design of the Bristol Fighter aircraft. Bristol Tourers were delivered with a variety of engines, subject to availability and customer desires; these included the Rolls-Royce Falcon, Siddeley Puma, Hispano-Suiza 8, and Wolseley Viper. Many Tourers were fitted with a canopy to cover the one or two passenger seats in the rear cockpit, giving the type its original name of Coupé. The pilot's cockpit, however, remained open.
- Type 27
- First Tourers for the British Controller of Civil Aviation, fitted with Rolls-Royce Falcon engines and dual controls (3 built)
- Type 28
- Similar to Type 27 with canopy for rear seat
- Type 29
- Siddeley Puma-engined version for Bristol as company transport (2 built)
- Type 45 "Scandinavian Tourer"
- Similar to Type 29 with ski undercarriage.
- Type 47
- Three-seat version with open rear cockpit.
- Type 48
- Similar to Type 47 but built as floatplane.
- Type 81 "Puma Trainer"
- Similar to Type 29 modified as trainer (1 converted, 4 newly built)
- Type 81A
- Similar to Type 81 with revised undercarrige and empennage for Greek military (6 built)
- Type 86 "Greek Tourer"
- Similar to original Bristol Fighter and able to be armed for Greek Air Force (6 built)
- Type 88 "Bulgarian Tourer"
- Powered by Wolseley Viper for Bulgarian Post Office, two aircraft were delivered in April 1924.
- Type 88A "Improved Bulgarian Tourer"
- With various modifications, three aircraft delivered in 1926.
- Bulgarian Air Force
- Bulgarian Post Office
Specifications (Type 28)
- Crew: One pilot
- Capacity: 1 passenger
- Length: 26 ft 1 in (7.95 m)
- Wingspan: 39 ft 5 in (12.01 m)
- Height: 10 ft 1 in (3.07 m)
- Wing area: 407 ft2 (37.8 m2)
- Empty weight: 1,900 lb (850 kg)
- Gross weight: 3,000 lb (1,400 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Siddeley Puma, 240 hp (179 kW)
- Maximum speed: 120 mph (193 km/h)
- Range: 400 miles (644 km)
- Service ceiling: 20,000 ft (6,095 m)
- Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 206.
- World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing. pp. File 890 Sheet 87.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bristol Tourer.|
- "The "Bristol" Tourer" (PDF). Flight. XI (45): 1452. 6 November 1919. No. 567. Retrieved 13 January 2011. Contemporary brief technical description of the Type 27 Tourer with photograph.
- "The "Bristol" Coupé" (PDF). Flight. XI (43): 1390–1391. 23 October 1919. No. 565. Retrieved 13 January 2011. Contemporary technical description of the Type 28 (Coupé) with photographs.