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History of the Bristol Bulldog biplane in aviation art prints of the Bristol Bulldog. The Bristol Bulldog came into service with the Royal Air Force fighter squadrons to replace the ageing Gamecocks and Siskins. The Bristol Bulldogs entered service with No.3 Squadron at Upavon, Wiltshire.
By 1932, 9 squadrons of the Royal Air Force were equipped with Bulldogs and it was the most widely used fighter between 1932 and 1936. During the Abyssinian crisis, No. 3 squadron equipped with Bristol Bulldogs was sent to the Sudan. A total of 312 bulldog fighters were supplied to the Royal Air Force.
Single-seat day and night fighter. All metal construction with fabric covering. Manufactured by Bristol Aeroplane Co. Ltd, Filton, Bristol. Her engine was a 490 hp Bristol Jupiter VIIF, with a max speed of 174mph and a ceiling of 27,000 ft. She had two synchronised Vickers 0.303in machine guns.
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From November 1944 until the end of the war he completed 56 combat missions including the Battle of the Bulge and on 1st January 1945 was wounded during the Luftwaffe attack of Operation Bodenplatte but returned to combat shortly after.
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