Monday, January 22, 2007

WWI Bristol F.2B - 1

This is a 1/300 scale Bristol F.2B that I use with the Blue Max rules. It is from Irregular Miniatures 6mm World War I Aircraft range and has the code GWP17. The model is only about 2.5cm (1 inch) in length. I painted it in generic colour schemes and markings.

The Bristol F.2 Fighter was a two-seat biplane fighter and reconnaissance aircraft of World War I flown by the Royal Flying Corps (RFC). It is often simply called the Bristol Fighter or popularly the "Brisfit" of "Biff". Despite being a two-seater, the F.2B proved an agile aircraft that was able to hold its own against single-seat scouts.

Its armament consisted of a .303 forward-firing Vickers machine gun in the upper fuselage and two .303 Lewis guns in the observer's cockpit. The Bristol F.2A was employed by the RFC from September 1916 with the F.2B entering service in late 1917.

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