Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 149,657 pages of information and 235,472 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Royal Aircraft Factory: B.E.3

From Graces Guide

Note: This is a sub-section of Royal Aircraft Factory.

The B.E.3 was essentially the same as the B.E.1 and B.E.2 but fitted with a rotary engine. It was designed by John Kenworthy and made its first flight on 3rd May 1912 with Geoffrey de Havilland piloting.

On 13th May the plane was handed over to the Royal Flying Corps with the serial number 203 and the nickname Goldfish.

It was last recorded at the end of 1914 at Farnborough.

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Sources of Information

  • The Royal Aircraft Factory by Paul R. Hare. ISBN 0-85177-843-7