Royal Aircraft Factory BE2c

$16.00

Designed as a very stable and easy to fly aircraft suitable for reconnaissance, the RAF BE2 series were in service throughout the First World War. However, the stability and lack of speed that made them so suitable for photographing enemy trenches left them very vulnerable to attack from German fighters. Nevertheless, the B.E.2c proved effective as one of the first Home Defense night fighters of the war, intercepting German airship raids on home territory. Lt William Leefe Robinson of No. 39 Squadron was awarded the Victoria Cross for shooting down the Schutte-Lanz SL.11 from the sky above London in September 1916.

Length 115mm
Width 156mm
Total Pieces: 54