Bristol F.2A

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Bristol F.2A
Role Fighter/Multi-Purpose
Manufacturer Bristol
First flight Oct 1916 [1]
Introduction 5 Apr 1917 [1]
Primary user RAF Type A Roundel.svg U.K. (RFC/RAF)
Number built 50
Variants Bristol F.2B
Wingspan 12.0 m (39 ft 3 in) [2]
Engine 190hp Rolls-Royce Falcon I
Armament sync. fixed Vickers MG and
flexible rear Lewis MG
Crew 2
Max Speed 177 km/h (110 mph) [3][2]
Climb 610 m (2,000 ft) in 1:55[2]
910 m (3,000 ft) in 3:00[3]
1,500 m (5,000 ft) in 7:30[2]
2,100 m (7,000 ft) in 8:15[3]
3,000 m (10,000 ft) in 14:30[3][2]
Ceiling 4,900 m (16,000 ft)[3][2][note 1]
Endurance 3:15 [3]

Fifty Bristol F.2A fighters were produced before production was switched over to the improved F.2B. While it had a disastrous debut where four of six planes were shot down, it wasn't long before crews figured that the "BrisFit" could be flown as a conventional fighter rather than a slow, stable two-seater, and the plane's good qualities were made apparent. The F.2A differed from the F.2B by the use of the 190hp Rolls-Royce Falcon I, an uncovered section in the lower center wing, the lack of radiator shutters, a tailplane of shorter span and somewhat wider chord, and more upright center longerons.

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

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Notes
  1. 5,500 m (18,000 ft) absolute ceiling.[3]
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Bruce'69, p.127.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Lamberton, pp.212-213.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Bruce'69, p.140.
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.
  • L.A. Rogers, Windsock Datafile 115: Bristol Fighter (Volume 2). Great Britain, Albatros Publications Ltd., 2006. ISBN 1-902207-77-7