The Bristol F.2 was a biplane fighter designed in Britain and used during World War I. Despite having two seats, the robust construction and powerful engine allowed it to carry out aerial maneuvers on par with single-seat fighters, with its agility earning it a favorable reputation that kept it in service into the 1930s.
The F.2B first saw combat during the Battle of Arras in April 1917 - a month known as "Bloody April" where aircraft losses were extremely high. After this time pilots began to recognize the strengths of the F.2 and fly accordingly. 5,329 aircraft of this type were produced between 1916 and 1927.
The Bristol F2.B is featured in Battlefield 1. It was first seen during the EA Play livestream. A more detailed view from the cockpit and of the F2.B in combat is shown in the Battlefield 1 Gamescom Trailer. The F2.B appeared in the Customization screen during the Open Beta, but was not used in the field.
The Bristol F2.A is controlled by the player in Friends In High Places. It is armed with machine gun and rocket pods. Several British Bristols are later seen in "Forte et Fidele", engaging German Air Force.