Aeroplane Monthly 1991-09
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O.Thetford - On sliver wings (12)
A trio of Bulldogs on a low-level bombing exercise at RAF Eastchurch, Kent, on May 11, 1936. They were preparing for Empire Air Day, when RAF stations throughout the UK opened their gates to the public.
Bulldog IIA K2142 of 17 Sqn was delivered during the second half of 1931 and remained with the squadron until it was struck off RAF charge in June 1934.
A trio of 41 Sqn Bulldogs up from RAF Northolt. The squadron leader’s aircraft, nearest the camera, carries drogue pennants.
19 Sqn Bulldog IIA K2161.
Bristol Bulldog IIA K1085 of 17 Sqn up from RAF Upavon in June 1930. After a very brief stay with this squadron, K1085 spent a short spell with 29 Sqn and was struck off RAF charge in October 1930.
Old faithful: The Bristol Bulldog IIa day-and-night fighter with 490 h.p. Jupiter VIIF engine is scheduled for replacement
Bulldog IIA K1626 of 17 Sqn was initially delivered to 111 Sqn. It ended its days with 3 Sqn when it crashed on landing at RAF Kenley on March 31, 1937.
17 Sqn Bulldog Ils up from RAF Upavon in June 1930.
A trio of 23 Sqn Bulldogs, with K2151 in the foreground, K1678 in the centre and K1687 in the background. The squadron's Bulldogs were based first at RAF Kenley and later at Biggin Hill.
Bulldog IIA K1088 in 17 Sqn markings. Delivered to the RAF early in 1930, this aircraft served with 17 Sqn at RAF Upavon until struck off charge in February 1933.
The Bulldog trainer featured sweepback on both upper and lower mainplanes, and a modified empennage. A total of 59 trainers was built.
Built in 1929, Bulldog J9576 was delivered to 3 Sqn in July 1929. On November 7, 1930, the aircraft crashed and overturned at Chipping Norton but was reconditioned. In this photograph the aircraft appears to be in 3 Sqn markings.
Bulldog IIA K2159 in the colours of 19 Sqn.
"A RAID IN OUR SECTOR": Pilots of No. 23 (F.) Squadron mount, on receipt of orders from Fighting Area Headquarters.
A 23 Sqn pilot leaps into a Bulldog to take part in air exercises at RAF Kenley on July 21-22, 1931.
Bulldogs K2227 and K2206 fitted with short-chord polygonal cowling rings. This modification was never standardised.
Another view of Bulldog IIA K2142 of 17 Sqn, probably taken at RAF Upavon.
A Bulldog cockpit, photographed during factory assembly.
Bristol Bulldog squadron colours. Key to sketches: A Bulldog J9574 of 3 Sqn. B K2159 of 17 Sqn. C K2158 of 19 Sqn. D K1677 of 23 Sqn. E K2210 of 29 Sqn. F K1657 of 32 Sqn. G K2209 of 41 Sqn. H K2135 of 54 Sqn. I K2215 of 56 Sqn. J K2209 of 111 Sqn.