Bristol F.2C Badger
1919
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Bristol F.2C Badger

Intended as a successor to the F.2B two-seat fighterreconnaissance aircraft, the F.2C Badger was designed for the 320hp ABC Dragonfly I nine-cylinder radial, three prototypes being ordered. Armament comprised two fixed 7.7mm Vickers machine guns and a 7.7mm Lewis gun mounted on a Scarff ring in the rear cockpit. The first prototype suffered a crash landing as a result of an engine failure during its first take-off on 4 February 1919, but was subsequently rebuilt and flown. The second prototype was completed with a nine-cylinder Cosmos Jupiter of 450hp and flew on 24 May 1919, but later had a Dragonfly substituted for the Jupiter. A third aircraft was completed as the Badger II with a Cosmos Jupiter engine and redesigned wings, this being re-engined in 1921 with a 385hp Jupiter II (this power plant having meanwhile been taken over by Bristol) and subsequently being used primarily for engine development purposes.

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Bristol F.2C BadgerA three-view drawing (1278 x 862)


Specification 
 MODELF.2C Badger (Dragonfly-engined
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight1430 kg3153 lb
    Empty weight884 kg1949 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan11.20 m37 ft 9 in
    Length7.21 m24 ft 8 in
    Height2.76 m9 ft 1 in
    Wing area33.18 m2357.15 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed217 km/h135 mph

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