Paul Thompson took these photos in Dec, 2003.
to download a zip file of the full set of Knut's photos. The zip file contains
F2b photos from the IWM, the RAFM and Shuttleworth. It is 6.5 MB, but a must for
the AMS afflicted !
This is Bristol Fighter E2581 in the Battle
Britain Hangar, Duxford. Not to be confused with the airworthy
Collection Brisfit also at Duxford, this one has a dummy wooden
a real one is displayed in a cradle beside it.
There's a photocd available of this machine from
Shane Weier adds:
The first photo (brisfit-fuse-center.jpg) shows absolutely beautifully the one feature almost always
in kits - the flattened side of the cowling in front of the pilot.
It shows the curve at the firewall above the front cabane and the
straight line at the ammo refill door rear of the black panel.
This is so characteristic of the difference between an F.2a and F.2b.
The photos were taken at the Royal Army and Military History Museum
(Musée Royal de l'Armée et d'Histoire Militaire /
Koninklijk Museum van het Leger en de Krijgsgeschiedenis)
in Brussels , Belgium.
This craft is fitted with Hispano-Suiza engine and reconstructed by
Skysport in exchange for a Spitfire Mk.IX in 1989.
Like the Soesterburg museum in NL, this is another museum that lets you get
close to the airplanes without much trouble.
Each time I was there,
they were working on the Nieuport and I couldn't photograph it.