Destined to replace the famous Bristol Beaufighter, the Bristol Brigand was developed as a torpedo-bomber and made its maiden flight in December 1944. Arriving too late to take part in World War II - when the need for torpedo-bombers had disappeared - the bulk of the Brigands were built as light bombers. Entering service at the end of the 1940s they were dispatched to Malaya where Operation FIREDOG was under way. The Brigands were used against the Communist uprising during the next four years until they were withdrawn in 1954. The full story of the Brigand in RAF service is described In 48 pages including maps, color profiles and over 30 photos.