R.A.F. B.E.2d

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R.A.F. B.E.2d
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer R.A.F.
Introduction spring 1916[1]
Primary users RAF Type A Roundel.svg U.K. (RFC/RAF)
Roundel of Belgium.svg Belgium[1]
Number built >191[citation needed][note 1]
Developed from R.A.F. B.E.2c
Wingspan 11.2 m (36 ft 10 in) [2]
Engine 90hp RAF 1a[note 2]
Armament unsynchronized Lewis
(various mounts)
Crew 2
Max Speed 143 km/h (89 mph) [3][2]
Climb 610 m (2,000 ft) in 7:55[2]
1,500 m (5,000 ft) in 24:00[2]
2,000 m (6,500 ft) in 17:35
3,000 m (10,000 ft) in 33:40 [3]
Service Ceiling 2,100 m (7,000 ft)[2] to 3,700 m (12,000 ft) [3]

The R.A.F. B.E.2d was a minor upgrade to the R.A.F. B.E.2c, most easily distinguished by the large fuel tank attached below the center section of the upper wing. It also had dual controls. Aerodynamically it behaved identically to the BE.2c. [4]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2.

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Notes
  1. 1308 combined BE2c and BE2d production[1]
  2. Machines supplied to Belgium sometimes used the 150hp Hispano-Suiza.[1]
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Lamberton, p.48.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Lamberton, pp.214-215.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Bruce'69, p.370.
  4. Bruce'69, p.364.
Bibliography
  • J.M. Bruce. British Aeroplanes 1914-18. Great Britain, Funk & Wagnalls, 1957, 1969. ISBN 0370000382
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962.