Bristol F.2B

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Bristol F.2B
Bristol F2B D8096 flying 1.jpg
Role Fighter/Multi-Purpose
Manufacturer Bristol
Primary user RAF Type A Roundel.svg U.K. (RFC/RAF)
Number built 3101[1]
Variants Bristol F.2A
Wingspan 12.0 m (39 ft 3 in) [2]
Engine 220hp Rolls-Royce Falcon II inline or
190hp Rolls-Royce Falcon I or
275hp Rolls-Royce Falcon III [3]
Armament sync. fixed Vickers
1-2× flexible rear Lewis
110 kg (240 lb) of bombs
Max Speed FIII: 195 km/h (121 mph)[4]
to 198 km/h (123 mph) [5][6][7]
Climb 1,800 m (6,000 ft) in 6:50(FII) or 5:55(FIII)[5][7]
3,000 m (10,000 ft) in 13:15/11:15[4] [5][7]
Ceiling 5,500 m (18,000 ft)[6][7] to 6,100 m (20,000 ft)[5][4]
Endurance 3:00 [5][6] to 3:30[7]

While it had a rocky start, it wasn't long before crews figured out how to turn the Bristol Fighter's considerable assets to their advantage, and the plane gained the respect of both crew and adversaries alike. Over three thousand were built by the end of 1918, and they served in France, Italy, Palestine, and on home defense. While experiments were performed with various other engines, the 220hp Rolls-Royce Falcon II powered most Bristols and provided excellent performance, and in later production the Falcon III was used.

The enemy gained such respect for the Bristol Fighter that No. 11 Squadron found they could not fly in groups of three or more without causing enemy planes to avoid combat.[3]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Bristol F.2 Fighter.

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Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
Maneuver.png Firing.png Damage.png Ceiling.png Climb.png
S A/B or A/A 16 14 3
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Citations
  1. Bruce'87, p.1.
  2. Lamberton'62, pp.214-215.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Bruce'69, p.130.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Lamberton'60, pp.212-213.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Bruce'69, p.140.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Munson, p.27.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Bruce'87, p.21.
Bibliography
  • J.M. Bruce. British Aeroplanes 1914-18. Great Britain, Funk & Wagnalls, 1957, 1969. ISBN 0370000382
  • J.M. Bruce, Windsock Datafile 4: Bristol Fighter. Great Britain, Albatros Publications Ltd., 1987. ISBN 0-948414-08-1
  • W.M.Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman. Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Harleyford Publications Limited, 1960.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962.
  • L.A. Rogers, Windsock Datafile 115: Bristol Fighter (Volume 2). Great Britain, Albatros Publications Ltd., 2006. ISBN 1-902207-77-7
  • Kenneth Munson, Fighters 1914-19, Attack and Training Aircraft. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1976. ISBN 0713707607