The Bristol F.2 fighter was a British two-seat bi-plane fighter and reconnaissance aircraft designed by Frank Barnwell, which took its first flight in September 1916 and was in production well into the late 1920s. It served during WWI where it proved to be an agile and solid aircraft.
This 1:72 scale model is the first WWI aircraft to enter the Oxford Aviation series and is particularly pertinent as we commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the conflict that was to change history in so many ways. You can see one preserved example displayed as part of the Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden in Bedfordshire--
Our second release sees it as flown by No. 2 Squadron RAF in the mid-war period of the 1920s. The Squadron was founded in 1912, when it was one of the first three squadrons of the new Royal Flying Corps, which in turn merged into the newly formed RAF in 1918.