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Bristol F2B B-1134 of No 35 Squadron


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#1 WWDubya

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 23:46

Bristol F2B B-1134 of No 35 Squadron

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"Bristol Fighter In Action," Aircraft Number 137, Squadron/Signal Publications
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I've skinned this aircraft as an FIII as it seemed to match up -visually to me- more closely to this version in RoF. The photo shows the smaller hole to the rear of the metal engine cover of the FIII vs the larger hole of the FII, though it also shows the shorter exhaust pipe of the FII. I could not shrink the FII hole (mip-map design), nor could I remove the extra length of the FIII exhuast by editing the Alpha Channel (manifold and pipe extension are shared, so hiding one hides the other as well).


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According to "Bristol Fighter In Action," this Aircraft started it's career with RFC No48 before being transferred to RFC No 35. Below is the history of this aircraft as it saw action with No48… I could find nothing in regards to its service with No35.

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Pilot Lt. (T./Capt.) Norman Craig Millman (Observer Thomas Tuffield)
Norman Craig Millman joined the Royal Flying Corps and received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 2392 on 27 January 1916. Serving first as an instructor and test pilot, he was posted to 48 Squadron on 20 August 1917. In 1918, he assumed command of this squadron and increased his score to six victories. He then returned to England where he finished the war as an instructor.

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Whilst on offensive patrol, he encountered a hostile formation of 12 machines. He led his patrol in such brilliant fashion that five of the enemy machines were shot down either in flames or out of control, two of these being accounted for by himself and his observer. Previously to this, he had carried out voluntarily a reconnaissance, from which he succeeded in returning with most valuable information, despite the fact that he had been heavily engaged by machine-gun fire during the greater part of the flight. Later, he commanded a formation on one flank of the attack during a daylight bombing raid on a hostile aerodrome, and carried out his task in a most dashing and successful manner. He has at all times displayed powers of leadership of the highest order.

Observer Lt. Thomas Cecil Silwood Tuffield (Pilot Norman Craig Millman)
From the 16th Battalion of the Welsh Regiment, Tuffield transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in the summer of 1917. Posted to 48 Squadron as an observer, he scored 6 victories flying the Bristol Fighter before becoming a pilot in 1918.


11 Nov 1917 1510 48 Bristol F.2b (B1134) Albatros D.V (OOC) E of St. Georges

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Pilot Captain Robert "Bob" Dodds (Observer Arthur Cyril Cooper)
An engineering student when the war began, Robert Dodds enlisted on 3 January 1916. After serving overseas with the Canadian Expeditionary Force, he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in October 1916. Posted to 48 Squadron on 12 July 1917, Dodds flew Bristol Fighters and won the Military Cross for an attack on an enemy aerodrome. In May 1918 he returned to Canada where he served as an instructor at Camp Mohawk. In latter life, Dodds played a prominent role in the development of Canadian civil aviation. He was head of the civil aviation division of the defense department from 1930 until he retired in 1957 at age 65.

According to his nephew, Robert Dodds requested his uniforms and other war memorabilia be donated to the local Hamilton Military Museum. He was a signatory to the creation of Trans-Canada Airlines, the forerunner of Air Canada. In the 1960s, he and other WWI veterans were interviewed by Frank Lalor of the Canadian Broadcast Corporation for a radio documentary series called In Flanders Fields.

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has destroyed or driven down eleven enemy machines. On one occasion while on a one-machine patrol he attacked three enemy scouts, but owing to his gun jamming he was forced to withdraw from the attack. Though under heavy fire from the pursuing enemy he succeeded in remedying the defect, and then turned and attacked the enemy again. He destroyed one of them and drove down another out of control. Later, he led a bombing raid on an enemy aerodrome, and under intense machine gun fire from the ground dived to within 100 feet of the hangars before releasing his bombs. Though his machine was damaged he remained at a height of 200 feet until the rest of his formation had dropped their bombs. His magnificent example of pluck and determination was of the greatest value to the squadron.


Observer Lt. Arthur Cyril Cooper (Pilot Lt Robert Dodds)
No further historic information available


21 Oct 1917 1245 48 Bristol F.2b (B1134) Albatros D.V (OOC) Clemskerke


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#2 Louvert

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 23:48

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Outstanding work Sir. Yes indeed.

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#3 WWSandMan

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:25

It's got my number on it, so YES. :)
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#4 Trooper117

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:01

Very nice!
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#5 tvrtko

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:57

Awww… my lucky # !!! Image
19 I mean. Thank you dub,
I'll always fly with this one,
when I'm in B.F. Vote yes.

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#6 Panthercules

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:16

Hey there - I was trying to process this one for submission to 777, but I keep getting errors when trying to download the file (looks like it's no longer available?). Can you please check it, and maybe upload it again somewhere else and send me a PM with a working link?

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 23:34

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