|Primary user||U.K. (RFC/RAF)|
|Number built||≥115 [note 1]-150|
|Developed from||R.A.F. B.E.12|
|Wingspan||11.3 m (37 ft) |
|Engine||200hp Hispano-Suiza vee|
The R.A.F. B.E.12b was a B.E.12 adapted especially for Home Defense use. A potent 200hp Hispano-Suiza engine was mounted, lights were added, and a pair of Lewis machine guns were mounted to the top wing, where the muzzle flash would not blind the pilot at night.
Though over a hundred BE.12b's were built, only thirty-six were sent to Home Defense squadrons and three to training units. 
For more information, see Wikipedia:Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.12.
Timeline [note 2]
- Philpott'13, pp.379-444.
- Bruce'69, p.385.
- Lamberton, p.30.
- Lamberton, pp.214-215.
- J.M. Bruce. British Aeroplanes 1914-18. Great Britain, Funk & Wagnalls, 1957, 1969. ISBN 0370000382
- W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1960.
- Ian Philpott, The Birth of the Royal Air Force. Great Britain: Pen & Sword Books Limited, 2013. ISBN 978-1-78159-333-2