Two-seat (side-by-side) all-metal biplane trainer with a monocoque fuselage and fabric-covered wings. Entire output of 42 aircraft produced for pilot training at civilian Elementary and Reserve Flying Schools under the RAF expansion scheme. Blind-flying hood, camera-gun or vertical camera fitted for advanced instruction. All transferred to Air Training Corps squadrons as instructional airframes in 1942.
| ENGINE||1 x De Havilland Gipsy III, 97kW|
| Take-off weight||839 kg||1850 lb|
| Loaded weight||533 kg||1175 lb|
| Wingspan||9.19 m||30 ft 2 in|
| Length||7.39 m||24 ft 3 in|
| Height||2.74 m||9 ft 0 in|
| Wing area||22.85 m2||245.96 sq ft|
| Max. speed||180 km/h||112 mph|
| Cruise speed||153 km/h||95 mph|
| Range w/max.fuel||515 km||320 miles|
|Denis Gobeille, 04.05.2011|
I flew G-AEBJ with Richard Chandler on 13 July 1995 at Brough, U.K. while on a business trip with McDonnell Douglas. Shot five Touch 'n Go's on the grass runway at the Brough plant. Have several pictures taken by their Company photographer. Richard Chandler was a retired test pilot that used to fly the B-2 at airshows all over England and Europe. He was 76 years old when I flew with him. He was one fine gentleman. RIP
There are still at least two B-2s on the British register one, G-AEBJ, is owned by BAe Systems.
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