Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8

Bomber / Reconnaissance Biplane

Royal Aircraft Factory RE.8, Royal Air Force, F3556 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8 is a two seat single engine reconnaissance and bomber biplane aircraft produced by the British manufacturer Royal Aircraft Factory.
Crew2
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelRoyal Aircraft Factory 4a
Engine Power112 kW150 hp
Speed165 km/h89 kts
  102 mph
Service Ceiling4.115 m13.501 ft
Range600 km324 NM
373 mi.
Empty Weight717 kg1.580 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight1.302 kg2.870 lbs
Wing Span12,98 m42 ft 7 in
Wing Area35,1 m378 ft
Length8,50 m27 ft 11 in
Height3,47 m11 ft 5 in
First Flight17.06.1916
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1916-1918
Total Production4077
Developed fromRoyal Aircraft Factory B.E.2
Data for (Version)Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8

[Photo-ID: 6561] Karsten Palt 2013-04-01
Royal Aircraft Factory RE.8, Belgian Air Force, 8, c/n 326, Karsten Palt, 2013Royal Aircraft Factory
RE.8
Belgian Air Force
Reg.: 8
c/n: 326
 
Koninklijk Legermuseum [Brussel]
[Photo-ID: 6562] Karsten Palt 2013-04-01
Royal Aircraft Factory RE.8, Belgian Air Force, 8, c/n 326, Karsten Palt, 2013Royal Aircraft Factory
RE.8
Belgian Air Force
Reg.: 8
c/n: 326
 
Koninklijk Legermuseum [Brussel]
[Photo-ID: 1204] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Royal Aircraft Factory RE.8, Royal Air Force, F3556, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2008Royal Aircraft Factory
RE.8
Royal Air Force
Reg.: F3556
 
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]