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|Bristol F2B||The Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2 First World war early two-seater pusher biplane and was used by the Royal Flying Corps as a fighter and also as a day or night bomber. The FE2 was one of the few aircraft which gave the allies the edge over the Fokker aircraft of 1914/1915. In May 1915 the F.E.2b entered service with No 6 Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps and it was 20 squadron which was the first squadron to be totally equipped with Fe2 aircraft which was deployed in January 1916. The Fe2B remained in day use throughout 1916 and 1917 and in 1918 was used solely as a night bomber. The FE2b equipped 22 squadrons, 16 of which served in France with the other 6 serving the home defence. As the German fighters got better the FE2B was outclassed and was used only as a light night bomber or used on the home defense front against the Zeppelins. Crew: Two Speed: 80 knots (91.5 mph,) Endurance 3 hours Ceiling 11,000 ft Maximum take off weight 3,037 lbs Length: 32 ft 3 in Height: 12 ft 8 in Wingspan 495 ft² Engine Beardmore 6 cylinder inline piston engine giving 160 HP|
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|RECENT UPDATES TO OUR AVIATION HISTORY DATABASES|
|New victory claim added : Do17 claimed on 15th September 1940 by Robert Innes of No.253 Sqn RAF|
|No.1843 Sqn FAA added to the squadrons database.|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : Lieutenant Colonel Thomas E Stanton :|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Hampden AD738 : Airframe notes updated (added 04-04-1941 : Hampden was shot down by flak at St-Renan near Brest in France, killing all crew.)|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : Lieutenant Colonel Carl R Riggs : Squadrons updated (added 388th Fighter Squadron), Squadron service dates updated|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : Hans-Ekkehard Bob : Date of death updated, Deceased updated|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Whitley T4145 : Airframe notes updated (added 07-04-1941 : Whitley was shot down by a night-fighter and crashed at Waterhuizen near Groningen in Holland. )|
|Wellington Mk.IC T2542 of No.214 Sqn RAF added to the airframes database.|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Manchester L7302 : Aircrew updated, Airframe notes updated (added 08-04-1941 : Manchester was hit by flak in the starboard engine and subsequently caught fire. The bomber was then abandoned near Hamburg.)|
|387th Fighter Squadron added to the squadrons database.|
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