Bristol F2 Fighter Aces of World War I

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Bristol F2 Fighter Aces of World War I

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This is the history of the best Allied fighter-destroyer of World War I and the pilots who flew it. Numerous ace teams earned the 'Biff' grudging respect from its German opponents, as the crews operated the plane not as a standard two-seater, but as a single-seat with a 'sting in the tail' in the form of a rear gunner with a Lewis machine gun. This book charts the development of the plane from its inauspicious beginnings to the revised model operating with a new kind of tactics. Numerous first-hand accounts and combat reports give a fascinating insight into the combat experiences of the pilots themselves.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Development and Disaster (The first F2A operations)/Chapter 2: A Scout with a Sting in the Tail (Development of the F2B and new tactics)/Chapter 3: 'Biff Boys' (Bristol aces and their exploits)/Chapter 4: Ascendancy On Other Fronts (Bristol operations in Italy, the Middle East and post-war)/Appendices: Aces; Squadrons and bases; Ace airframes; aircrew awards

Product details

Published 10 Sep 2007
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781846032011
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 90 b/w; 20 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Aircraft of the Aces
Short code ACE 79
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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