Aeroplane Heaven’s Bristol Bulldog MK IIA

The iconic aerobatic fighter

First flown on January 21, 1928, the Bristol Bulldog was designed as a single-seat interceptor fighter and has been described as ‘one of the most perfectly proportioned fighters to enter service with the RAF’. Being extremely manoeuvrable, the Bulldog was used in many aerobatic displays, most notably the popular Hendon air pageants of the 1930s. In the early 1930s, Bristol Bulldog Mk IIAs were the standard equipment of 10 of the 13 fighter Squadrons forming the UK air defence.

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