Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2

Between 1911 and 1914, the Royal Aircraft Factory used the F.E.2 (Farman Experimental 2) designation for three quite different aircraft that shared only a common "Farman" pusher biplane layout.

F.E.2b
F.E.2b with "V" type undercarriage
Role Fighter/Reconnaissance, Night Bomber
Manufacturer Royal Aircraft Factory
First flight February 1914
Introduction September 1915
Retired 1918
Status Retired
Primary user Royal Flying Corps
Produced 1914–1918
Number built 1,939
Variants F.E.1, Vickers VIM

The third "F.E.2" type was operated as a day and night bomber and fighter by the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War. Along with the single-seat D.H.2 pusher biplane and the Nieuport 11, the F.E.2 was instrumental in ending the Fokker Scourge that had seen the German Air Service establish a measure of air superiority on the Western Front from the late summer of 1915 to the following spring.


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