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Bristol F2B (F.II) - RFC 48 - Park / Lindfield, A-7182


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#1 Panthercules

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 05:18

Lt. Keith Rodney Park flew this aircraft, Bristol F2B (FII), Serial No. A-7182, along with several others while serving with RFC No. 48 Squadron in the Summer of 1917. Park joined the Squadron in July 1917, and eventually became the highest scoring ace to serve with the No. 48 Squadron, accumulating 20 victories by the end of the war. Park scored at least 6 of those victories in this aircraft, 5 with 2nd Lt. Arthur Noss as observer (4 of those on one day, 17 August 1917), and 1 with AM2 H. Lindfield on 5 September 1917. Park remained in the Royal Air Force after the war, eventually attaining the rank of Air Chief Marshal. During World War II, he commanded the Royal Air Force during the evacuation at Dunkirk and later assumed command of Number 11 Fighter Group, defending London and southern England during the Battle of Britain.

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Bristol F2 Fighter Aces of World War I, Jon Guttman, Osprey Aircraft of the Aces #79, pp. 39 and 93.

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#2 JimmyBlonde

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 05:26

Ah sunny side up this time, now I can see the paint job.

The brass ring around the cowling looks a little yellowish in this one, do they always look that color?

Could be a wartime copper shortage I guess :)

Nice skin anyway, I'm glad you're paying so much attention to Keith Park also as he is someone I admire greatly.
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#3 Panthercules

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 05:31

The brass ring around the cowling looks a little yellowish in this one, do they always look that color?

Could be a wartime copper shortage I guess :)

Same color on all these I've done so far - maybe just the sunlight angle on the shot in this one?
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#4 FlyingShark

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 06:22

Yes.

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#5 Klugermann

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 17:04

I like how the tires look on this one. Looks fantastic!
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#6 Panthercules

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 03:33

First post updated with link to updated/final version (with surface grunge fix etc.)
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Posted 22 July 2011 - 01:03

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