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 B.E.2b Cockpit (1992/0382/A)

The Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2 is a British single-engined two-seat biplane which was in service with the Royal Flying Corps from 1912 until the end of the War. The B.E.2 was a very stable aircraft that was ideally suited to artillery observation and aerial photography.

Throughout the War it proved vulnerable to German fighter attack and it was hopelessly outclassed by the Fokker Eindecker fighter. The defenceless crews of the B.E.2 quickly became known as ‘Fokker Fodder’.

The Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2 is a typical example of an aircraft in service with the Royal Flying Corps that will have been flown by Bernard Curtis Rice.

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