World War 1 Aircraft - Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2 Model B

   

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Published on Apr 4, 2009

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Crew: Two (pilot & observer)
Length: 32 ft 3 in (9.83 m)
Wingspan: 47 ft 9 in (14.55 m)
Height: 12 ft 8 in (3.85 m)
Wing area: 494 ft² (45.9 m²)
Empty weight: 2,061 lb (937 kg)
Loaded weight: 3,037 lb (1,380 kg)
Powerplant: 1× Beardmore 6-cylinder inline piston engine, 160 hp (119 kW)

PERFORMANCE

Maximum speed: 80 knots (91.5 mph, 147 km/h)
Service ceiling: 11,000 ft (3,353 m)
Rate of climb: 39 minutes 44 sec to 10,000 ft (3,048 m)
Wing loading: 6.15 lb/ft² (30.1 kg/m²)
Power/mass: 0.053 hp/lb (0.086 W/kg)
Endurance: 3 hours

ARMAMENT

1 or 2x .303 in (7.7 mm) Lewis gun for observer
Up to 517 lb (235 kg) of bombs