Parent subjectBristol aircraft
Description The Bristol Scout was originally designed as a sports racer in 1913. It was one of the first aircraft employed by the Royal Flying Corps during the war. Originally unarmed, the Scout was later equipped with a variety of armaments, but it proved ineffective in aerial combat against custom-designed fighters. In the Australian Flying Corps, the scout was used principally as a trainer, but it was trialled for a brief period by 1 Squadron in Egypt.
  • Type: Fighter
  • Entered service: 1913
  • Crew: 1
  • Wing span: 7.49 m
  • Length: 6.3 m
  • Weight (laden): 514 kg
  • Ceiling: 4,724 m (C Model)
  • Endurance: 2.5 hrs (C Model)
  • Speed: 149.2 km/h (C Model)
  • Armament: No standard

Bristol Scout