Corgi Aviation Archive Series Die-cast Model
Bristol F.2B Fighter – A7194, Capt. Arthur H. Peck & Capt. John L. Williams, No. 111 Squadron, RFC, Egypt, October 1917 (World War I)
1:48 Scale. Length: 6.5”. Wingspan: 9.75”
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In the hands of pilot Capt. Arthur H. Peck and his observer/gunner Capt. John L Williams, Bristol F.2B Fighter #A7194 would be used to destroy three enemy aircraft between October 30th and November 8 1917, however for Capt. John Williams, this spree would actually bring his personal victory total to five enemy aircraft, as he had claimed a further two earlier in October while flying with a different pilot. Captain Arthur Hicks Peck would remain with No.111 Squadron when they converted to SE5a single seat fighters by the end of the year and he would score a further five aerial victories in the Middle East, earning the coveted status of Ace. Bristol F.2B Fighter A7194 would later be transferred to No.1 Squadron Australian Flying Corps, who continued to maintain Allied air supremacy in the Middle Eastern Theatre.Detailed crew figures
Historically accurate printed markings
Rotatable propeller with wood grain effect
Numbered collector card
Box with Bristol F2B artwork
The prototype Bristol Type 12 (F.2A) made its first flight on September 9, 1916 and powered by the new 190hp Rolls Royce Falcon I engine. It posted impressive performance from the start. A relatively large and purposeful aircraft it suitably impressed War Office officials who placed an order for more development aircraft and 50 production aircraft for RFC training units all of which would eventually be assigned to No. 48 Squadron. Following training in the UK, this unit would take their Bristol Fighters across the Channel and make their combat debut in April 1917 at the Battle of Arras. The new Bristol Fighter or Brisfit (as it would be referred to by everyone in the Royal Flying Corps) underwent early improvement and modification and would quickly lead to the production of the most capable and ubiquitous version of the aircraft, the F.2B variant. This latest version featured the new more powerful Rolls Royce Falcon III engine, a 285hp unit which gave the Bristol Fighter and impressive top speed of 123 mph and significantly greater climbing capability, making this an exceptionally capable fighting airplane.
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