|Introduction||Oct 1914 |
|Primary user||U.K. (RFC/RAF)|
|Wingspan||8.38 m (27 ft 6 in) |
|Engine||80hp Gnome rotary|
|Max Speed||154 km/h (96 mph) |
The R.A.F. S.E.2a was a one-off experimental machine built in 1913. It was not sent to France immediately, but in October 1914 it joined № 3 Squadron at Moyenneville, where it lasted until March 1915. Its pilots were impressed, saying "Its speed enabled it to circle round the enemy's machines and gave it a decided ascendancy." 
For more information, see Wikipedia:Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.2.
- Bruce'69, p.440.
- Lamberton, pp.214-215.