|National origin||United Kingdom|
|Manufacturer||Fairey Aviation Company|
|First flight||17 May 1917|
The F.2 was ordered by the Admiralty in 1916 as a massive, three-seat long-range fighter. Powered by two Rolls-Royce Falcon engines, it was a three-bay biplane with a four-wheel "bedstead" main undercarriage, the wings folding aft from a point outboard of the engines. Armament consisted of a .303 in (7.7 mm) Lewis Gun on a Scarff ring on the extreme nose and a similar installation immediately aft of the wings.
Built at Harlington the F.2 was transported by road to Northolt Aerodrome where it first flew on 17 May 1917; however, by then Admiralty interest in the project had waned. The fighter was found to be hard to handle and slow, and therefore no further production was continued.
- Crew: three
- Length: 40 ft 6 in (12.34 m)
- Wingspan: 77 ft 0 in (23.47 m)
- Height: 13 ft 6 in (4.11 m)
- Wing area: 814.00 ft2 (75.36 m2)
- Gross weight: 4,880 lb (2,213 kg)
- Powerplant: 2 × Rolls-Royce Falcon 12-cylinder water-cooled engines, 190 hp (142 kW) each
- Maximum speed: 93 mph (150 km/h)
- Endurance: 3 hours 30 min
- 2 × .303 in (7.7 mm) Lewis Guns
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- Green, William; Gordon Swanborough. The Complete Book of Fighters. Godalming, UK: Salamander Books. p. 44.