R.A.F. F.E.2c

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R.A.F. F.E.2c
Role Fighter/General Purpose
Manufacturer R.A.F.
Introduction Jan 1918[1]
Primary user RAF Type A Roundel.svg U.K. (RFC/RAF)
Number built 2
Developed from R.A.F. F.E.2b
Wingspan 14.6 m (47 ft 9 in) [2]
Engine 160hp Beardmore inline [3]

The R.A.F. F.E.2c was an R.A.F. F.E.2b modified specifically for night-fighting. The positions of the crewmen were swapped so the observer could fire without blinding the pilot. Only two were built, and they were used by No. 25 Squadron and No. 100 Squadron. [3]

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

Timeline [note 1]


  1. British usage numbers are approximate, derived from the squadron histories.[1]
  1. 1.0 1.1 Philpott'13, pp.379-444.
  2. Lamberton, pp.214-215.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Bruce'69, p.393.
  • 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. ISBN 9780900435027
  • Ian Philpott, The Birth of the Royal Air Force. Great Britain: Pen & Sword Books Limited, 2013. ISBN 978-1-78159-333-2