Bristol Aeroplane Company's Brigand was a British anti-shipping/ground attack/dive bomber attack aircraft developed as a replacement for the Beaufighter.
Brigands were also used operationally over Aden by 8 Squadron from 1950 through to 1952. In 1952, after it was found that the Brigand's mainspars were suspect the Brigands were replaced by de Havilland Vampires.
A total of 147 were built, and they served with the Royal Air Force in Malaya during the Malayan Emergency.
Crew Three (Pilot)
Engine 2 x Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51 Double Wasp 18-cylinder,
twin-row radials engines
Span 72 ft 4 in (22.1 m)
Length 46 ft 5 in (14.2 m)
Height 16 ft 4 in (5 m)
Maximum Speed 270 mph
Range 3,150 miles
Armament 4 × 20 mm
Bombload 16 × RP-3 60 lb rockets, 1 × 22" torpedo or 2,000 lb (907 kg) of bombs