Engine: Rolls Royce Falcon I, II & III and many others
Horsepower: 190 - 275
Wingspan: 39 ' 6"
Top Speed: 123 mph (197 km/hr)
By late 1915, it was evident that the RFC needed to replace the B.E.2 reconnaissance aircraft which were fast becoming easy prey for German fighters. It was succeeded primarily by the Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8 and Armstrong Whitworth F.K.8 in 1916-17. But perhaps the best all-around British two-seater developed was the Bristol F.2A, and later B series, of fighter-reconnaissance aircraft designed in 1916 by the British & Colonial Aircraft Co.