Bristol Fighter, 1916.
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Model (scale 1:10). The two-seater Bristol Fighter was capable of a speed of 115 mph at 10,000 feet and had a service ceiling of 20,000 feet. Designed by Frank Barnwell, It was a formidable aircraft used succesfully in a combined reconnaisance-fighter role in World War I. Canadian ace Andrew McKeever shot down 31 enemy aircraft flying a Bristol Fighter. View showing the internal structure of the aircraft.