1915. The R.E. designation indicated 'Reconnaissance Experimental' and the R.E.5, only 24 of which were built for the RFC, was operated successfully as a reconnaissance and light-bombing biplane during the early stages of World War I. Power was provided by an 89kW engine, giving a maximum speed of 125km/h.
Engine: 1 x 120-h.p. Austro-Daimler
Span: 44ft 6in
Speed: 78 mph