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.
Production aircraft from the Great War or shortly thereafter include:
Prototypes and Trainers
- This early 1910 design with forward canard was used as a trainer. About eight were built.
- The GB75 was a 1914 biplane similar to the TB8.
- The TTA was a prototype twin-engine two-seat fighter from 1915-1916.
- The S.2A was a prototype fighter with side-by-side seating.
- The M.R.1 was a prototype two-seat fighter similar to and contemporary with the F.2A, but with all-metal construction.
- The M.1A was the unarmed prototype for the M.1B and M.1C monoplane fighters.
- Four armed M.1B prototypes followed the M.1A, which led to a small production order for the M.1C
- 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.
- 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.
- The Braemar was a prototype triplane bomber from 1918-1919, but it was not selected for production.
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