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  • Rnd 1 Grp A - Sopwith 1.5 Strutter (Britain; France) vs Bristol F.2 Fighter (Britain)

    Round 1, Group A: Sopwith 1-1/2 Strutter (Britain; France) vs Bristol F.2 Fighter (Britain)




    Candidate #5 - Sopwith 1-1/2 Strutter (Britain; France)

    Service Intro - 1916
    Roles - escort fighter; interceptor; light bomber; recon; trainer
    Quantity Produced - 5,939
    User Nations - Britain + more than 15 other countries

    For further info & some technical details, you can start with Wiki here:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sopwith_1%C2%BD_Strutter









    Candidate #9 - Bristol F.2 Fighter (Britain)

    Service Intro - 1917
    Roles - fighter/escort; recon; light bomber; trainer
    Quantity Produced - 5,329
    User Nations - Britain + at least 18 other countries

    For further info & some technical details, you can start with Wiki here:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_F.2_Fighter









    Will you vote for the Sopwith 1-1/2 Strutter or the Bristol Fighter?


    Only one of these two candidates will make it to the next round!


    Which of them is the more significant and/or influential?


    Consider the criteria with care! You decide!
    70
    Sopwith 1-1/2 Strutter (Britain; France)
    41.43%
    29
    Bristol F.2 Fighter (Britain)
    58.57%
    41

    The poll is expired.

    Last edited by panther3485; 07 Jan 16, 23:42.
    "Chatfield, there seems to be something wrong with our bloody ships today!"
    Vice Admiral Beatty to Flag Captain Chatfield; Battle of Jutland, 31 May - 1 June, 1916.

  • #2
    I had to go Sopwith.
    Pruitt, you are truly an expert! Kelt06

    Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?

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    • #3
      Had to go Brizzle.

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      • #4
        Close, but it's the Biff for me.
        "Chatfield, there seems to be something wrong with our bloody ships today!"
        Vice Admiral Beatty to Flag Captain Chatfield; Battle of Jutland, 31 May - 1 June, 1916.

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        • #5
          Brisfit, but the Sopwith does deserve admiration.
          The repetition of affirmations leads to belief. Once that belief becomes a deep conviction, you better wake up and look at the facts.

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          • #6
            was'nt the Brisfit a fighter escort as well?

            As for the Strutter's bomb load, it must have been so light as to make that particular role something of an afterthought.

            I voted Brisfit anyway. She was the personification of multiroleness, and one of the aircraft with the longest continuous active service record.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Drusus Nero View Post
              was'nt the Brisfit a fighter escort as well?

              As for the Strutter's bomb load, it must have been so light as to make that particular role something of an afterthought.

              I voted Brisfit anyway. She was the personification of multiroleness, and one of the aircraft with the longest continuous active service record.
              Thanks. Modified "fighter" to "fighter/escort" for the Brisfit.

              Regarding the light bomber role for the Strutter; yep, agreed there too but by no means unusual for WW1 aircraft; if my admittedly limited reading is any guide.
              "Chatfield, there seems to be something wrong with our bloody ships today!"
              Vice Admiral Beatty to Flag Captain Chatfield; Battle of Jutland, 31 May - 1 June, 1916.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Drusus Nero View Post
                was'nt the Brisfit a fighter escort as well?

                As for the Strutter's bomb load, it must have been so light as to make that particular role something of an afterthought.

                I voted Brisfit anyway. She was the personification of multiroleness, and one of the aircraft with the longest continuous active service record.
                Given that there was a bomber version of the Sopwith with bombs carried internally in a bomb bay where the observer would have been - hardly an afterthought. Considerable numbers of this version used by the French. Bomb load 260 lb
                Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MarkV View Post
                  Given that there was a bomber version of the Sopwith with bombs carried internally in a bomb bay where the observer would have been - hardly an afterthought. Considerable numbers of this version used by the French. Bomb load 260 lb
                  A proper bomb bay? And here's me thinking the bombs must have been underslung on some kind of rack! I learn something new every day here!
                  "Chatfield, there seems to be something wrong with our bloody ships today!"
                  Vice Admiral Beatty to Flag Captain Chatfield; Battle of Jutland, 31 May - 1 June, 1916.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by panther3485 View Post
                    A proper bomb bay? And here's me thinking the bombs must have been underslung on some kind of rack! I learn something new every day here!
                    Four bomb cells each holding either a 50 or a 65 lb bomb, each cell with its own door
                    Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
                    Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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                    • #11
                      Bristol F.2 Fighter (Britain) for me,

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