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WOW037 Bristol F2 LE12 by Thomas Gunn Miniatures

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Product Description

WOW037 The Bristol F2 or 'Brisfit' was a 2 seater fighter employed by the
Allies during WW1. Initially the type was to be employed a bomber but it was
found that the Bristol was agile enough to be used as a fighter and that its
rear mounted Lewis gunner provided a very lethal sting in the tail, should
any German aircraft attempt to intercept it from behind. Over 5000 Bristol's
were built with many seeing service into the 1930's with various airforces
around the world.  
Our first Bristol F2 fighter aircraft C4619 is one manned by Lt J Gordon an
Australian who had earlier served with the 10th Battalion as an infanteer at
Gallipoli. Transferring to flying duties in 1917 Gordon failed pilot
selection due to a medical condition but was assigned as an air gunner to 62
Sqn. Here he would win a Military Cross whilst in a Bristol FE2 flown by
William Statton for conspicuous bravery and downing 3 enemy aircraft in a
single day, Gordon's score by the end of the war was 15 enemy aircraft! It
should be noted that Gordon was finally allowed to retake his pilots exams
in 1918 and flew SE5's u until the end of the war. After the war he returned
to Australia but like so many Australians reenlisted during WW2 where he
became CO of Number 3 training Sqn, he died in 1978 aged 83 in his sleep.
Our aircraft is pictured with an Australian sentry from who is not included,
but does give you an idea for scale reference the size of our aircraft.
Limited to 12 worldwide our Bristol fighter is priced at $499/£300 inc vat

Other Details

Release Date:
October 2015
Retired Date:
October 2015

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