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An aircraft that revolutionised the nature of aerial fighting

Recently delivered Scout Cs of No 2 Wing, RNAS, lined up at Eastchurch on the Isle of Sheppey during the summer of 1915.
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The two new Bristol Scouts were quickly dispatched to France on the outbreak of war in 1914 as rapid reconnaissance aircraft, hence ‘scout’, able to return more quickly with intelligence from a fast-moving battlefield, and with a better chance of survival.

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