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World War One: Bristol Fighter F.2b

Entering service in April 1917, over three thousand of this heavily armed F.2b fighter bomber were produced. The introduction of the aircraft did not go well however, as the inexperienced pilots had been mistakenly warned to avoid violent maneuvers during combat. This resulted in many F.2bs being shot down, and the type was almost withdrawn from service immediately. 

 

F2bAs the F.2b pilots became more experienced on the type, it was found to be a highly maneuverable and successful fighter.

Sir Keith Park, a New Zealander (famous for his command of Number 11 Fighter Group in south-east England during the Battle of Britain), flew Bristol Fighters with the Royal Flying Corps from July 1917. By the end of the war he had accumulated a score of twenty victories, and had been shot down once by anti-aircraft fire, and once by German aircraft.

Powered by a 200hp Ranger inline six cylinder engine this full sized replica WWI Bristol Fighter was shipped to New Zealand from Memphis, Tennessee in 2001, and it's been based in this country ever since.

 

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F.2b

 


The Bristol F.2b in post-war colours, escorted by two de Havilland Tiger Moths.

 

 


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