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Leefe Robinson in a BE2C Aircraft

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The B.E. 2c (the B.E. stood for Bleriot Experimental) was intended for reconnaissance and miscellaneous duties, as in 1914. The sluggish manoeuvrability of the B.E.s quickly became apparent as the German planes flew rings around them and, in 1915, shot them down with synchronised, forward firing machine guns. Some B.E. 2cs were used up to April, 1917.

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21st Mar 2008 by Diane Earl

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History

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Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

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war plane aeroplane fight pilot gun

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