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Tribute to the Air Gunners - Royal Aircraft Establishment FE2 by Ivan Berryman.
Deadly Partnership - Captain W E Staton and Lieutenant John R Gordon, Bristol F.2b by Ivan Berryman.
Christmas Hunt - Bristol Fighter F2B by David Pentland.
One in the Bag by Ivan Berryman (B)
|The Aircraft :|
|Bristol F2B||The Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2 First World war early two-seater pusher biplane and was used by the Royal Flying Corps as a fighter and also as a day or night bomber. The FE2 was one of the few aircraft which gave the allies the edge over the Fokker aircraft of 1914/1915. In May 1915 the F.E.2b entered service with No 6 Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps and it was 20 squadron which was the first squadron to be totally equipped with Fe2 aircraft which was deployed in January 1916. The Fe2B remained in day use throughout 1916 and 1917 and in 1918 was used solely as a night bomber. The FE2b equipped 22 squadrons, 16 of which served in France with the other 6 serving the home defence. As the German fighters got better the FE2B was outclassed and was used only as a light night bomber or used on the home defense front against the Zeppelins. Crew: Two Speed: 80 knots (91.5 mph,) Endurance 3 hours Ceiling 11,000 ft Maximum take off weight 3,037 lbs Length: 32 ft 3 in Height: 12 ft 8 in Wingspan 495 ft² Engine Beardmore 6 cylinder inline piston engine giving 160 HP|
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|Updates made to Aircrew database for : R. Anderson : Squadrons updated (added No.83 Sqn RAF), Squadron service dates updated|
|Wellington Mk.IC R1004 of No.99 Sqn RAF added to the airframes database.|
|412th Fighter Squadron added to the squadrons database.|
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|Updates made to Aircrew database for : Flight Lieutenant P M H S Hunt : Squadrons updated (added No.12 Sqn RAAF), Squadron service dates updated|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : J. W. Quincey : Squadrons updated (added No.78 Sqn RAF), Squadron service dates updated|
|Jagdschule 3 added to the squadrons database.|
|New victory claim added : Fw190 (Half shared victory.) claimed on 4th September 1943 by Stanislaw Brzeski of No.302 Sqn RAF|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : W. A. Fullerton : Squadrons updated (added No.58 Sqn RAF), Squadron service dates updated|
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