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Bristol Phoenix

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The Phoenix was an experimental version of the Bristol Aeroplane Company's Pegasus engine, adapted to run on the Diesel cycle. Only a few were built between 1928 and 1932, although samples fitted to a Westland Wapiti held the altitude record for diesel-powered aircraft at 27,453 ft (8,368 m) from 11 May 1934 until World War II.[1] The primary advantage of the Phoenix was better fuel efficiency at cruise, by up to 35%.


  • Phoenix I: - Diesel version of the Pegasus IF, 380 hp.
  • Phoenix IIM: - Medium supercharged diesel version of Pegasus IM, 470 hp.


Specifications (Phoenix I)


See also

Related lists



  1. Gunston 1989, p.32.


  • Gunston, Bill. World Encyclopedia of Aero Engines. Cambridge, England. Patrick Stephens Limited, 1989. ISBN 1-85260-163-9
  • Lumsden, Alec. British Piston Engines and their Aircraft. Marlborough, Wiltshire: Airlife Publishing, 2003. ISBN 1-85310-294-6.

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