Archibald Russell CBE FRS

Died aged 90

Sir Archibald Russell, CBE, FRS (30 May 1904 – 29 May 1995) was a British aerospace engineer who worked most of his career at the Bristol Aeroplane Company, before becoming managing director of the Filton Division when Bristol merged into British Aircraft Corporation in 1960. He also served as the vice-chairman of the BAC-Sud Aviation Concorde Committee that produced the Concorde, working alongside Morien Morgan. His designs include the Blenheim, Britannia, Type 188 and many others. He was known throughout his career as a perfectionist, as well as his criticism for those who did not measure up – criticisms that included ministers, civil servants, the Brabazon Committee and BOAC.

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Chief Engineer - Bristol Aeroplane Company. Sir Archibald Russell 1904 - 1995. Brabazon 1949, Britiannia 1952, The world's only supersonic airliner Concorde 1969.

Anchor Road, Bristol, United Kingdom where they lived near