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Artifact no.
2006.0022.001
Model
Bristol F.2b Fighter
Manufacturer
Bristol Aeroplane Co.
Manufacturer Location
United Kingdom
Manufactured Date
1918
Context Function
originally designed for military operations: reconnaissance & aerial combat
Context Technical
3rd generation WWI fighter airplane capable of operating at higher speeds & altitudes that predecessors; most successful 2-seat combat airplane on either side
Context Canada
flown by numerous Canadian airmen during WWI; many received by Canada as Imperial gift 1919-1920 including 1 at Rockcliffe air base; used by CAF & Air Board Ops. Br. in development of aerial photography that led to mapping of Canada
Description
predom. spruce, steel & doped linen
Number of Parts
3
Serial Number
3540
Artifact Finish
predom. gray & black; white lettering & reg. #; red-white-blue roundels; red white & blue verticle stripes on rudder
Artifact Markings
lettering in either side of tail fin reads: "D-7889"; lettering on either side of fuselage near cockpit reads: "THIS MACHINE MUST NOT BE FLOWN WITHOUT PASSENGER/OR EQUIVALENT WEIGHT IN GUNNERS COCKPIT"
Artifact Decoration
RAF roundels on either side fuselage & on wings
Artifact Missing
Air driven pressure pump Eight streamline wires for empennage two wing tip bows and sockets flash tube for machine gun in fuselage
Group 1
Aviation
Category 1
Aircraft
Material
wood->spruce;metal->steel;fibre->linen
Length
7.87 M
Width
11.96 M