Britannia types


100 Series

90 passenger airliner, powered by four Bristol Proteus 705. All built at Filton

  • Length:     114 feet
  • Height:     36 feet 8 inches
  • Wing Span:     142 feet 3 inches
  • Weight (empty):     88,000lbs
  • Weight (all-up):     155,000lbs
  • Range:     3,450 miles

Models

101 - Two prototypes, initially powered by Proteus 625, later 705
102 - 25 ordered by BOAC. The last ten were cancelled in favour of the 300 series.

200 Series

All-cargo stretched version of the 100 series, with an extra 10 feet in length.

Five options from BOAC, but cancelled in favour of the 310. None built.

250 Series

As 200 series, but mixed passenger and freight layout.

  • Length:     124 feet 3 inches
  • Height:     37 feet 6 inches
  • Wing Span:     142 feet 3 inches
  • Weight (empty):     90,500lbs (90,600lbs for 253)
  • Weight (all-up):     185,000lbs
  • Range:     2,268 miles

Models

252 - Three ordered by Royal Air Force and given the designation C Mark 2. All built at Belfast.
253 - 22 ordered by Royal Air Force, with designation C Mark 1. All but the last five were built at Belfast, the remainder were built at Filton.

300 Series

As 200 series, but passenger only. Capable of carrying up to 139 passengers.

  • Length:     124 feet 3 inches
  • Height:     37 feet 6 inches
  • Wing Span:     142 feet 3 inches
  • Weight (empty):     92,500lbs
  • Weight (all-up):     185,000lbs
  • Range:     3,496 miles

Models

301 - one prototype, built at Filton
302 - Ten ordered by BOAC. Order cancelled in favour of 305 Series, later 310 series. Two were completed, but not delivered. Both were built at Belfast.

305 Series

As 300, but with increased fuel capacity.

  • Length:     124 feet 3 inches
  • Height:     37 feet 6 inches
  • Wing Span:     142 feet 3 inches
  • Weight (empty):     90,000lbs
  • Weight (all-up):     185,000lbs
  • Range:     4,268 miles

Models

306 - 1 built, leased to El Al. built at Belfast
307 - 2 ordered by Air Charter. One was a conversion of the sole 306, the other was built at Belfast.
307F - 1960's conversion of 307 to freighter (both Series 307 aircraft were converted)
308 - 2 ordered by Transcontinental, built at Belfast.
308F - 1960's conversion of 308 to freighter (both Series 308 aircraft were converted)
309 - 1 ordered by Ghana Airways, built at Belfast.

310 Series

As 305 series, but with strengthened fuselage skin and undercarriage. Initially known as 300LR.

  • Length:     124 feet 3 inches
  • Height:     37 feet 6 inches
  • Wing Span:     142 feet 3 inches
  • Weight (empty):     82,500lbs
  • Weight (all-up):     185,000lbs
  • Range:     4,268 miles

Models

311 - one prototype, built at Filton.
312 - 19 ordered by BOAC, all built at Filton.
312F - 1960's conversion of 312 to freighter (five converted)
313 - Four ordered by El Al, all built at Filton.
314 - Six ordered by Canadian Pacific, all bar one built at Belfast.
317 - Two ordered by Hunting-Clan Air Transport, all built at Filton.
318 - Four ordered by Cubana, all built at Filton.

320 Series

As Series 310, with a number of modifications.

  • Length:     124 feet 3 inches
  • Height:     37 feet 6 inches
  • Wing Span:     142 feet 3 inches
  • Weight (empty):     86,400lbs
  • Weight (all-up):     185,000lbs
  • Range:     3,850 miles

Models

324 - Two ordered by Canadian Pacific.