Workshop: Brisfit's’ new clothes

Re-covered and repainted in a smart new scheme, the Shuttleworth Collection’s Bristol F2B is almost ready for a return to the skies in 2020

Bristol F2B D8096 looking rather different in early March of this year, now representing B1162 of No 22 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, during early 1918.

Having been withdrawn from the flying fleet at the beginning of 2019, the Shuttleworth Collection’s authentic Bristol F2B Fighter has received some much-needed attention over the past year and will emerge with a new look.

The World War One-era two-seater had seen a busy period of display activity thanks to the centenary commemorations around both the end of the First World War and the establishment of the RAF, which resulted in a decision being made to delay a timely re-covering. Last refurbished in the early 1980s, the ‘Brisfit’ was moved into the workshop to be stripped down for a full assessment in early 2019.

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