Bristol F2 Fighter Aces of World War I

Bristol F2 Fighter Aces of World War I

Aircraft of the Aces 79
  • Author: Jon Guttman
  • Illustrator: Harry Dempsey
  • Short code: ACE 79
  • Publication Date: 10 Sep 2007
  • ISBN: 9781846032011
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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About this Product

This is the history of the best Allied fighter-destroyer of World War I and the pilots who flew it. Numerous ace teams earned the 'Biff' grudging respect from its German opponents, as the crews operated the plane not as a standard two-seater, but as a single-seat with a 'sting in the tail' in the form of a rear gunner with a Lewis machine gun. This book charts the development of the plane from its inauspicious beginnings to the revised model operating with a new kind of tactics. Numerous first-hand accounts and combat reports give a fascinating insight into the combat experiences of the pilots themselves.

Biographical Note

A resident of Leesburg, Virginia, Jon Guttman is senior editor, research director and contributing writer for Primedia Enthusiast Publications. Specialising in World War 1 aviation, he has written 11 titles in the past, including Spad VII Aces of WW1, Spad XII/XIII Aces of WW1 and the forthcoming Balloon Buster Aces in the Osprey Aces series, as well as Spa.124 Lafayette Escadrille and Groupe de Combat 12 'Les Cigognes' in the Osprey Aviation Elite Units series.Harry Dempsey has been passionate about WW 1 aviation for over 30 years, having produced the most technically accurate artwork on the subject. He has illustrated all the WW 1 aces books to date.


Chapter 1: Development and Disaster (The first F2A operations)
Chapter 2: A Scout with a Sting in the Tail (Development of the F2B and new tactics)
Chapter 3: 'Biff Boys' (Bristol aces and their exploits)
Chapter 4: Ascendancy On Other Fronts (Bristol operations in Italy, the Middle East and post-war)
Appendices: Aces; Squadrons and bases; Ace airframes; aircrew awards

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