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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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|Hampden Mk.I AD738 of No.106 Sqn RAF added to the airframes database.|
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Joining the Hell Hawks at Chievre, Belgium in November 1944 he flew 58 combat missions during the Battle of the Bulge and the push through Germany. On two occasions his aircraft was hit by 20mm cannon while low level strafing and bombing.
|G. G. Sharp added to aircrew database.|
|New victory claim added : Me109 claimed on 10th May 1942 by Squadron Leader A. R. H. Barton of No.126 Sqn RAF|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Blenheim L9386 : Airframe notes updated (added 07-04-1941 : Blenheim was hit by flak before being finished off by a fighter off the Dutch coast.)|
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