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Just one Brabazon made it off the assembly line. The supersized airliner, with its 230-foot wingspan, rumbled over the British countryside in 1951, accompanied by a Bristol 170 Freighter. (©

Cancelled: Design by Committee

The Bristol Brabazon was big and it flew. Much more can’t be said.

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Air & Space contributing editor Stephan Wilkinson and college pal and photographer Bruce McAllister are wrapping up a book collaboration, Skygirls: A Pictorial History of the Airline Stewardess. Wilkinson’s most recent story for Air & Space was “Cancelled: Too Hot to Handle,” on the McDonnell XP-67 (Dec. 2010/Jan. 2011).

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