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VALOM 72081 Bristol Brigand B.Mk.I (Pakistan, RAF) British light and fast bomber 1:72 Scale
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VALOM 72081 Bristol Brigand B.Mk.I (Pakistan, RAF) British light and fast bomber 1:72 Scale

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VALOM 72081 Bristol Brigand B.Mk.I (Pakistan, RAF) British light and fast bomber 1:72 Scale

Bristol Aeroplane Company's Brigand was aBritish anti-shipping/ground attack/dive bomber attack aircraft developed as a replacement for theBeaufighter. A total of 147 were built, and they served with theRoyal Air Force inMalaya during theMalayan Emergency andKenya until replaced by thede Havilland Hornet in Malaya and theEnglish Electric Canberra jet bomber elsewhere. The first to be built was the Brigand I or Brigand TF 1 and these entered service withRAF Coastal Command No. 36 Squadron andNo. 42 Squadron).

The Bristol Type 164 was the outcome of the 1942Air Ministry specification H.7/42 calling for a faster edition of theBeaufighter for long-rangetorpedo work and anti-shipping strikes.

Bristol design team under Leslie J. Frise used the wings, tail andundercarriage of theBuckingham with a newfuselage of oval cross-section. The three crew - pilot, navigator/bomb aimer and radio-operator/gunner were grouped together in the forward cockpit. In spite of the official change in its role to abomber, the first 11 Brigands off the production line were completed astorpedo bombers. These initial aircraft served with the RAF Coastal Command from 1946–1947 before being converted to bombers


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