From Wings of Linen

The British & Colonial Aeroplane Company, Bristol, built several pre-war planes including the 1910 Box-Kite, which served as an early trainer. Their early scouts and other planes were well-respected, but it is the Bristol Fighter that brought Bristol into the upper realm of aeroplane design firms.[1]

Production Aircraft

Production aircraft from the Great War or shortly thereafter include:

Prototypes and Trainers


  1. This early 1910 design with forward canard was used as a trainer. About eight were built.[2]
  2. The GB75 was a 1914 biplane similar to the TB8.[3]
  3. The TTA was a prototype twin-engine two-seat fighter from 1915-1916.[4]
  4. The S.2A was a prototype fighter with side-by-side seating.[5]
  5. The M.R.1 was a prototype two-seat fighter similar to and contemporary with the F.2A, but with all-metal construction.[6]
  6. The M.1A was the unarmed prototype for the M.1B and M.1C monoplane fighters.[7]
  7. Four armed M.1B prototypes followed the M.1A, which led to a small production order for the M.1C[7]
  8. The Scout F showed great promise but was unfortunately built around the failed Sunbeam Arab engine. Attempts to rebuild it around a Cosmos Mercury radial engine (as the F.1) came too late.[8]
  9. The successor to the F.2B was an improved two-seater, but it relied on the A.B.C. Dragonfly radial engine, which proved a failure.[9]
  10. The Braemar was a prototype triplane bomber from 1918-1919, but it was not selected for production.[10]
  1. Bruce'69, p.107.
  2. Bruce'69, pp.107-109.
  3. Bruce'69, p.112.
  4. Bruce'69, p.124.
  5. Bruce'69, p.125.
  6. Bruce'69, pp.143-144.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Bruce'69, p.145.
  8. Bruce'69, pp.148-150.
  9. Bruce'69, pp.151-153.
  10. Bruce'69, pp.154-156.
  • J.M. Bruce. British Aeroplanes 1914-18. Great Britain: Funk & Wagnalls, 1957, 1969. ISBN 0370000382