By Jon Guttman
This is often the background of the simplest Allied fighter-destroyer of worldwide battle 1 and the pilots who flew it. Nicknamed "Biff" through the pilots, the Bristol F2 Fighter loved notable good fortune over the Western entrance within the ultimate 18 months of the struggle. in spite of the fact that, it had an inauspicious debut, as a complete flight of F2As used to be burnt up by way of von Richthofen's Jasta eleven. a brand new stronger F2B used to be quickly dropped at front which functioned in a completely assorted demeanour. The crews operated the aircraft now not as a typical two-seater, yet as a single-seat with a "sting within the tail" within the type of a rear gunner with a Lewis computer gun. quite a few ace groups earned the "Biff" grudging recognize from its German competitors. This e-book charts the improvement of the airplane from its unpromising beginnings to the revised version working with a brand new type of strategies. furthermore, the various first-hand money owed and strive against studies provide a desirable perception into the reviews of the pilots themselves.
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