G-EBMK Bristol 99
This sleek racer was designed specifically
for the King's Cup Races. Note the neat helmet-cowling
over the nine cylinders of the 450 h.p Bristol Jupiter VI engine.
It was later modified as the Mark II
incorporate tapered wings and single interplane struts for the 1927
race. Unfortunately the aircraft
experienced an engine failure at low level whilst being piloted by
Imperial Airways Captain F.L.
before that race would occur, and was written off in the forced
landing. Sadly, Captain
Barnard received fatal injuries. However, experienced
gained with both this machine and the Type
influential in the design of the Bristol Bulldog fighter.