Aeroplane Monthly 1987-11
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I.Frimston - Hendon's Brisfit
E2466 seen from its covered side at Cardington before it was taken to Hendon. The starboard half has been left bare to display the structure.
Bristol F.2B BAPC 165 is during preliminary rigging at Cardington. The aircraft is based on one of six fuselage frames found near Weston-on-the-Green, Oxfordshire, in the early Sixties, plus four wing panels found in Ireland and one more from the Shuttleworth Collection.
Left: E2466's overwing Lewis gun installation - additional armament for its balloon-strafing role.
Right: E2466’s 0-303in Lewis machine-gun mounted on a Scarff ring in the rear cockpit.
The Brisfit seen from its uncovered side at Cardington. On permanent display in this form at Hendon, E2466 shows off its typical First World War wooden structure - and the restoration team's beautiful workmanship.
F.2B J6621 of 28 Sqn photographed on the North-west Frontier of India in the early Twenties.
The fuselage of E2466 undergoing fitment of the replica engine, the instruments, and the gun interrupter gear.
E2466 during trial installation of its dummy Rolls-Royce Falcon engine and radiator. Note the hole through the fuel tank to accommodate the Vickers gun.
The Brisfit’s cockpit and instrument panel.