Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2

Bomber / Reconnaissance Biplane

Royal Aircraft Factory, BE.2b, Replica, Royal Air Force Museum London-Hendon © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2 is a single-engine two-seat reconaissance and bomber biplane aircraft produced by the British manufacturer Royal Aircraft Factory used by the Royal Flying Corps during World War I. It was designed by Geoffrey de Havilland.
Crew2
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelRoyal Aircraft Factory 1a
Engine Power67 kW90 hp
Speed144 km/h78 kts
  90 mph
Service Ceiling2.743 m9.000 ft
Range320 km173 NM
199 mi.
Empty Weight649 kg1.431 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight953 kg2.100 lbs
Wing Span12,42 m40 ft 9 in
Wing Area33,4 m360 ft
Length8,31 m27 ft 3 in
Height3,66 m12 ft 0 in
First Flight01.02.1912
Production Statusout of production
Total Production> 3500
Data for (Version)RAF B.E.2e
VariantsRAF B.E.2a, B.E.2b, B.E.2c, B.E.2d, B.E.2e

[Photo-ID: 1182] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Royal Aircraft Factory BE.2b, , 687, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2008Royal Aircraft Factory
BE.2b
Reg.: 687
 
Replica
Royal Air Force Museum [London-Hendon]
[Photo-ID: 13123] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Royal Aircraft Factory BE.2c, Royal Navy, 8416, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2016Royal Aircraft Factory
BE.2c
Royal Navy
Reg.: 8416
 
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 13124] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Royal Aircraft Factory BE.2c, Royal Navy, 8416, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2016Royal Aircraft Factory
BE.2c
Royal Navy
Reg.: 8416
 
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]