BRISTOL F2B FIGHTER

IN SERVICE:

?~1934.
ROLΕ: Naval Cooperation
NATIONAL MARKINGS: Light Blue        
UNIT – 6 aircrafts –“Naval Air Service”
  [NAY131,132,133,134,135,136]
  in Aluminium
  – After 1930: ”R.H.A.F.” [M31, 32, 33, 34,35, 36] in Dark green  ,
 

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3 Responses to “BRISTOL F2B FIGHTER”

  1. YIANNIS KATEHIS TSETSAS Says:

    Dimitri after a long recearch about the F2B i found the following: In the spring of 1925, 6 advanced training Bristol Type 81A were purchased for the Naval Air Force. They were refitted WWI F.2B interceptors, modified to be used by Civil Aviation as the Bristol Type 81 Tourer. The Greek airplanes were unarmed, equipped only with a photo camera support system. They had landing gear with suspension, Frise type ailerons but lacked the Handley Page slats the British ones had. It is mentioned that in 1931, they were modified by adding a Scarff type gunner ring like the F.2V Mk IV. The Bristol Type 81A were used for training purposes until 1935.

  2. YIANNIS KATEHIS TSETSAS Says:

    So it looks like the observers tower and machine gun was fitted after the formation of E.B.A. in 1931 and resembled the MKIV Bristol F2B but in reality they where refited civilian type Tourers 81A

  3. GEORGIADIS DIMITRIOS Says:

    Thanks Yiannis. See also: http://www.modelclub.gr/forums/index.php?topic=15404.0

    http://www.modelclub.gr/forums/index.php/topic,22074.0.html

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