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Bristol F2B Fighter Model, RAF 'Charlie Chaplin'- Corgi AA28802

Bristol F2B Fighter Model, RAF 'Charlie Chaplin'- Corgi AA28802 - click to enlarge
Bristol F2B Fighter Model, RAF 'Charlie Chaplin'- Corgi AA28802 - click to enlarge

Item No. CG-AA28802
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Corgi Aviation Archive Series Die-cast Model

Bristol F.2B - D8084 (with Charlie Chaplin nose art), Capt. Sydney Dalrymple and 2/Lt. G. Beagle, 139 Sqn, RAF, Villaverla Aerodrome, Italy, August 1918

1:48 Scale.  Length: 6.5”.  Wingspan: 9.75”

Limited Edition of 1300 Models Worldwide

Australian ace Captain Sydney Dalrymple transferred to the newly formed No.139 Squadron at Villaverla in Italy during the summer of 1918, where he would be flying the Bristol Fighter in an armed reconnaissance role. At this stage of the war, Dalrymple only had a single aerial victory to his name, however, this was gained while flying the Martinsyde G100, an aircraft which gained its nickname due to its size and ungainly flying characteristics. Early operations with the Bristol Fighter in Italy proved disappointing, as the aircraft were initially flown in a similar manner to the much maligned BE2c, flying straight and level to allow the observer to take his pictures.

Indeed the squadron had lost three crews in action during this period and only switched to flying the aircraft much more aggressively following the arrival of famous ace William Barker as their new commander, who understood the fighting qualities of this effective multi role aircraft. On 8th August 1918, Dalrymple and his gunner 2/Lt. G Beagle used Bristol F2B Fighter D-8084 to shoot down 2 Aviatik D.1 Berg Fighters near Caldonazzo during the same mission and would dispatch two Albatros D.IIIs on September 13th flying a different Bristol. Now officially an ‘Ace’, Dalrymple was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross on November 1st 1918. Bristol F2B Fighter D-8084 was unusual in that it carried Charlie Chaplin artwork on the port side engine cowling.

Corgi is a manufacturer of high quality, pre-built, diecast display models. Every model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using the specifications of the original aircraft or vehicle. This model is made with diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of a Bristol F.2B Fighter features:

  • Die-cast metal fuselage
  • Detailed crew figures
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Rotatable propeller with wood grain effect
  • Display stand
  • Numbered collector card
  • Box with Bristol F.2B artwork

  • Category: Corgi Biplane and Triplane Aircraft Models

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years

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