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Vickers F.B.19
Vickers F.B.19 front quarter view.jpg
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Vickers
First flight Aug 1916 [1]
Introduction late 1916 [1]
Primary users RAF Type A Roundel.svg U.K. (RFC/RAF)
Imperial Russian Aviation Roundel.svg Russia
Wingspan 7.32 m (24 ft) [2]
Engine 100hp Gnome rotary or
110hp Le Rhône rotary or
110hp Clerget
Armament fixed sync. Vickers
Crew 1
Max Speed 158 km/h (98 mph) [1][3] [note 1]
to 164 km/h (102 mph)[2]
Climb 2,000 m (6,500 ft) in 7:50[1]
3,000 m (10,000 ft) in 14:50
4,600 m (15,000 ft) in 37:10 [1]
Service Ceiling 4,600 m (15,000 ft)[3]
to 4,900 m (16,000 ft)[2]
to 5,200 m (17,000 ft) [1]
Endurance 3:15 [1][3]

The Bristol F.B.19 was a single-seat fighter powered by the 100hp Gnome engine. It was of conventional construction, though the gap was quite wide and a transparent cut-out in the upper wing provided upward sight lines. In the Bristol F.B.19 Mark II the wings were staggered and the engine was either the Le Rhône or a 110hp Clerget. Six were sent to France in late 1916 for operational trials, but better planes were available. Twelve were sent to Macedonia and Palestine where they served with other types, and some served on Home Defense. In late 1916 some F.B.19s were sent to Russia.

For more information, see Wikipedia:Vickers F.B.19.

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Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
17Q3-18Q? J B 15 12 5
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  1. Performance numbers using Le Rhône engine.
  2. British usage numbers are approximate, derived from the squadron histories.[4]
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Bruce'69, p.686.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Lamberton, pp.216-217.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Munson, p.69.
  4. Philpott'13, pp.379-444.
  • J.M. Bruce. British Aeroplanes 1914-18. Great Britain: Funk & Wagnalls, 1957, 1969. ISBN 0370000382
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1960.
  • Kenneth Munson, Fighters 1914-19, Attack and Training Aircraft. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1976. ISBN 0713707607
  • Ian Philpott, The Birth of the Royal Air Force. Great Britain: Pen & Sword Books Limited, 2013. ISBN 978-1-78159-333-2