Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2
|F.E.2b with "V" type undercarriage|
|Role||Fighter/Reconnaissance, Night Bomber|
|Manufacturer||Royal Aircraft Factory|
|First flight||February 1914|
|Primary user||Royal Flying Corps|
|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.