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RAF RE.1

In 1912 Edward Teshmaker Busk was taken on to study problems of aeroplane stability. The Factory's Assistant Superintendent, Lieutenant Ridge, had been killed the previous summer in the SE.1, in what was probably one of the first recorded cases of spinning, and it was to this problem particularly that Busk devoted his talents. The first aeroplane to incorporate his findings was the RE.1, which appeared in the autumn of 1913, and lessons learnt from evalua-ting the RE.1 were built into nearly two thousand B.E.2c fighters produced in the war years ahead.

Two built.

Engine: 1 x 70-h.p. Renault
Speed: 78 mph
Seats: 2

 

 


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