Be2 aircraft. Other operators of the useful biplane became belgium estonia greece navy the netherlands sole example norway south africa and the united states with the american expeditionary force aef. The normal observers cockpit of the be2c was removed allowing the engine the standard air cooled raf 1a of the be2 to be moved rearwards while the wingspan was increased and a larger fin was fitted. The royal aircraft factory be2 was designed with emphasis on stability which made it particularly suitable for reconnaissance for the british army on the western front.
It was essentially a single seat version of the be2. This twin turboprop aircraft was designed and developed during the late 1950s and early 1960s by the grumman aircraft company for the united states navy as a replacement for the earlier piston engined e 1 tracer which was rapidly becoming obsolete. Most production aircraft were constructed under contract by various private companies both established aircraft manufacturers and firms that had not previously built aircraft.
The royal aircraft factory be2 models a f included a range of early british military reconnaissance aircraft up to and including world war i. The northrop grumman e 2 hawkeye is an american all weather carrier capable tactical airborne early warning aew aircraft. In mid 1915 the nature of air war changed with the arrival of the agile fokker eindecker with its forward firing guns.
Intended for use as a long range reconnaissance and bombing aircraft the be12 was pressed into service as a fighter in which role it proved disastrously inadequate mainly due to its very poor manoeuvrability. The royal aircraft factory be2 is a single engine two seat reconaissance and bomber biplane aircraft produced by the british manufacturer royal aircraft factory used by the royal flying corps during world war i. Two aircraft were built in early 1912 numbered be3 and be4 but as at the time the royal aircraft factory was forbidden from building aircraft the two aircraft were officially rebuilds of a paulhan biplane and a bristol boxkite respectively but the only parts reused were the engines.
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