Royal Aircraft Factory BE2c Scout 1:72
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Designed specifically to allow aircrews to effectively secure vital reconnaissance imagery from above the battlefields of the Western Front, the Royal Aircraft Factory BE2c Scout was an aircraft with very few vices. Easy to fly and extremely stable in the air, the aircraft allowed Allied military planners to obtain clear and detailed photographs of enemy positions and troop concentrations.
Military planners were quick to see the potential of the aeroplane in providing them with the latest information from above the trenches on the Western Front. Observation balloons had provided the impetus, but quickly proved unsuitable for a number of reasons. The aeroplane, however, allowed reconnaissance aircrews the ability to observe any area of strategic interest and bring back the very latest intelligence information.
Designed specifically to allow aircrews to commit their full attention to their reconnaissance duties, the Royal Aircraft Factory proved to be an exceptionally stable aeroplane, with an extremely low accident rate and ideally suited to the role of observation scout. As aerial warfare developed over the Western Front, the attributes that made the BE2c such an able reconnaissance platform were to also make it easy pickings for the latest German fighters.
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Although usually disregarded as nothing more than Fokker Fodder, the BE2c Scout was extremely capable in the role for which it was designed and was such a stable aeroplane that it could almost fly itself. An exceptional reconnaissance platform, it also performed well as a trainer, light bomber and improvised nightfighter. The distinctive scheme adopted by this aircraft made it highly visible both from the ground and in the air, which was vitally important when training inexperienced crews.
Technical Specification & Detail
|Dimensions||12.5 x 4.5 x 23|
|Number of Parts||54|
|Dimensions (mm)||L115 x W156|
This is an excellent little kit. It has been clearly thought out with very clear instructions. You even get a template for setting up the wing strut angles which made it all very simple. The decals are first class and wrapped around even the tiny leg struts very well. They have even included a rigging diagram. I look forward (please) to more WW1 kits from Airfix.
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Paintwork & Finish
Humbrol Enamel paints for the kit's primary decal scheme.