British Bristol ''Boxkite'' Trainer Plane

  • World War I
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

The ''Boxkite'' (so named for it's resemblance to the constructed Kite), was an early Military Training Plane, developed by The Bristol Aeroplane Company, in 1910. The ''Boxkite'' was used by many British Royal Flying Corps. Cadet Pilots, as their ''first'' Flight Training Plane. The Type was used by The British Army until World War I started (replacing The ''Boxkite'' Trainer with more advanced ''Combat usage'' Bi-Planes.


The Bristol ''Boxkite'' was Piloted by (2) (Cadet and Instructor). They were 39-feet in length with a wingspan (bi-winged) of 47-feet. Powered by a single Gnome-Omega Rotary Piston Engine, it achieved 50-HP (40-mph). None have survived, but several Reproductions have been constructed for The Air Show circuits and have been used in Film.