FILTON AIRFIELD, SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE. The Bristol Brabazon G-AGPW on the runway at Filton Airfield.
The first prototype of the Bristol Brabazon, designed by the Bristol Aeroplane Company, was constructed in 1945 and performed its maiden flight in 1949. Laing extended the runway westwards at Filton Airfield to accommodate the airliner; work began in July 1946 on the new runway, which was 2,725 yards long and 100 yards wide
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