Sunday, April 29, 2012

ANZAC WW1 Airshow at Masterton : Royal Aircraft Factory FE.2b

In a "first of type" for me, I got to see the RAF FE.2b aircraft flying at the airshow. The aircraft is configured with a "pusher prop" configuration - no doubt a benefit when trying to fire forwards before working out how to avoid hitting the propeller, as with most other designs.

I particularly like the gunner/ observer position at the very front. Probably extremely cold, but a great view if you had the time. It would be great to check it out for myself... I doubt I will get the chance, but dreams are free :-)

Note the friendly crew - the pilot is waving in a couple of the pictures.

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