Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.8
1913
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Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.8

Follow-up to the B.E.2 powered by a 60kW Gnome rotary engine. Small numbers served as reconnaissance and then training aircraft with the RFC.


Specification 
 ENGINE1 x 80hp Gnome air-cooled rotary engine
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan12.04 m40 ft 6 in
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed113 km/h70 mph

Comments
John Roberts, 29.06.2008

Not specific to the B.E.8, but cannot see an entry for the B.E.9 "pulpit" style airacraft. A photo exists in the book "Air Force Blunders" by Geoffrey Regan, Carlton Books London 1996, see pages p35 with text on the aircraft lifted in the index. Best wishes and thanks for a very valuable compendium.

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