Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.10

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Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.10
Role Multi-role aircraft
National origin British
Manufacturer Royal Aircraft Factory
Status cancelled
Number built 0
Developed from Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2

The Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.10 was an aircraft based on the B.E.2c, designed in May 1914. The aircraft was intended to be built with a fabric-covered steel-tube fuselage with pressed alloy sheet ribs, and full-length ailerons. Its wingspan was slightly less than that of the B.E.2c, while it also had a deeper coaming and utilized an oleo undercarriage with a small "buffer" nosewheel. As well, the aerofoil had a reflex trailing edge.[1] Although 4 units were ordered, they were never completed before the order was cancelled.[2]

Specifications[edit]

Data from Kites, Birds & Stuff[2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 27 ft 1 in (8.26 m)
  • Wingspan: 35 ft 8 in (10.87 m)
  • Height: 10 ft 9 in (3.28 m)
  • Wing area: 355 sq ft (33.0 m2)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Renault WB V-8 air-cooled piston engine, 70 hp (52 kW)

Performance

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hare, Paul R. (1990). The Royal Aircraft Factory. Putnam Aeronautical Books. p. 180. ISBN 9780851778433. 
  2. ^ a b Stemp, P. D. (2010). Kites, Birds & Stuff - The ROYAL AIRCRAFT FACTORY + Inflatables. LULU. p. 15. ISBN 9781446134658. 

References[edit]

  • Hare, Paul R. (1990). The Royal Aircraft Factory. Putnam Aeronautical Books.