Chris Jones eagerly builds the brand-new Airfix 1/48 Bristol Bulldog biplane.


The golden years of the interwar RAF were characterised by magnificent silver biplanes, massed flypasts and aerobatic displays. If the knights of old were resplendent in their gleaming armour and colourful heraldry, the RAF’s fighters were much the same in those halcyon days, with their polished metal engine cowlings and bold squadron décor. Although the Bristol Bulldog served for a relatively short period, for many it has come to epitomise the era in which the RAF was known as ‘the largest flying club in the world’.

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