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#4456620 - 01/09/19 03:58 AM Belgium BE2 series updated  
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Hi,

Does anyone have any info on the performance of the BE2's that the Belgium updated with the 150hp Hispano Suiza engine, compared to the British BE2's. I can find plenty of info on the British, but not the Belgium.

I am wondering how much of an improvement it was, along with putting the pilot in the front cockpit and giving the observer a scarfe ring mounted lewis in the rear?


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#4456641 - 01/09/19 12:13 PM Re: Belgium BE2 series updated [Re: Rugbyfan1972]  
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The Hispano-Suiza gave it a speed increase but the additional weight of that engine and its radiator/coolant reduced maneuverability, increased stall speeds, and limited the ceiling to 11,000 feet. The Belgian RE.8 conversions had similar results.

Unquestionably, THE resource standard for the Belgian Air Service is Walter Pieters' book The Belgian Air Service in the First World War https://www.amazon.com/Belgian-Air-Service-First-World/dp/1935881019 Can be pricey for some--depends on one's wallet--but it's hardcover, 722 pages, has over 1000 photographs (good size, not those postage stamp Osprey sizes), pilot biographies, sortie information for literally every day of the war, and I forget exactly but something like 80 color profiles. It's worth every cent for a lifetime of resource information.

#4456643 - 01/09/19 12:43 PM Re: Belgium BE2 series updated [Re: JFM]  
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Originally Posted by JFM
The Hispano-Suiza gave it a speed increase but the additional weight of that engine and its radiator/coolant reduced maneuverability, increased stall speeds, and limited the ceiling to 11,000 feet. The Belgian RE.8 conversions had similar results.


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#4456657 - 01/09/19 03:36 PM Re: Belgium BE2 series updated [Re: Rugbyfan1972]  
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lol... bloody hell!

#4456697 - 01/09/19 10:07 PM Re: Belgium BE2 series updated [Re: Rugbyfan1972]  
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