|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.
- Only thirty-six were sent to Home Defense.
- Bruce'69, p.385.
- Lamberton, p.30.
- Lamberton, pp.214-215.