Country: Great Britain Side: Allied Years in the war: less than 2. Bristol f.2b Fighterby: matt w.
Brief history : maneuverable, heavily armed two-seater biplane designed by Frank S. Barnwell. One of the most successful fighters of the war, it got off to a poor start during "Bloody April" when it was introduced. Fact 2 : It was the fastest fighter plane build in the year 1916. Little known fact : In the mistaken belief that the aircraft was structurally weak, pilots were instructed to avoid violent maneuvers during combat. Heeding this advice, the pilots of six B.F.2a fighters encountered Manfred von richthofen and his flight of five Albatros D.IIIs near Douai.
Bristol F.2b Fighter • Fokker DR.I Speed : 123mph Ceiling : 21,500ft. Armament : 1 Vickers machine gun, synchronized, forward firing2-3 Lewis machine guns on a Scarff ring, rear cockpit240 lb (108.9 kg) of bombs Speed : 103.12mph Ceiling : 20,013ft. Armament: 2 Spandau 7.92 mm light machine guns
If the Bristol F.2b Fighter had not existed during the first world war the allied powers would may have had a slight handicap because the Bristol F.2b Fighter was one of the fastest plane made in 1916.
Cited Sources : Bristol F.2b Fighter [fact sheet]. (n.d.). Retrieved from The Aerodrome website: http://www.theaerodrome.com/aircraft/gbritain/bristol_f2b.php