Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   
Canadian Warplanes 1: Bristol F.2B Fighter

Bristol F.2B Fighter

Data current to 28 Dec 2020.

(City of Vancouver Archives Photo, AM54-S4-: Gr War P11.2)

Bristol F.2B Fighter with Captain H.P. Sales and Lieutenant W.H. Welsh near San Quentin, France, ca 1918.

 (RFC Photo)

Bristol F.2B Fighter (Serial No. 13), RFC.  

 (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4817977)

Bristol F.2B in Flight, ca 1918. 

(RCAF Photo)

Bristol F.2B Fighter (Serial No. D-8096) in flight, RFC.

 (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643665)

Bristol F.2B, Canadian Air Board, Reg. No. G-CYBC, Rockcliffe, Ontario, c.1922. 

 (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643666)

Bristol F.2B, Canadian Air Board, Reg. No. G-CYBC, Rockcliffe, Ontario, c.1922.

  (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 338170)

Bristol F.2B Fighter, (Serial No. C-4611), RFC, ca. 1917.  (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 338162)

Bristol F.2B Fighter, (Serial No. C-4611), RFC, ca. 1917. 

 (Author Photos)

Bristol F.2B Fighter (Serial No. D-7889).  The Canada Air & Space Museum's aircraft is one of only three original Bristol Fighters still in existence worldwide.  It was built by the Bristol Aeroplane Company in 1918.  It has been identified as aircraft D7889, as this number was stencilled on the remains of the aircraft's original engine cowling. Details of its service career are unknown, since most of the war records of the RFC were destroyed during bombing raids in London during the early 1940s.  The aircraft was restored by the Historic Aircraft Collection in the United Kingdom from the 1980s to early 2006.  That same year, it flew in several aerial displays in Britain, powered by the world's oldest airworthy Rolls-Royce aero engine.  The Museum acquired the Bristol Fighter in 2006, through trade of one of its 1945 Heinkel He-162 War Prize aircraft.  (CA&SM)