Re: BE12 references?
Mon, 23 Oct 1995 13:12:26 -0400

In a message dated 95-10-22 13:05:13 EDT, Jim Wallace wrote:

> I've had an idea for a diorama of an event that T.E. Lawrence
> describes in 'The Seven Pillars of Wisdom.' He said involved a BE12,
> but I can find very little on this plane. Jane's mentions it, but
> says (in 1918) that they can't print information on it due to national
> security. Is it pretty much the same as the well documented BE2? Are
> there any references available for it?

The old Harleyford book, "Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War" provides
both 1/72 drawing and photos. The BE.12 was a BE.2 with the front cockpit
faired over and a more powerful motor. The motor appears to be a V-12
version of the V-8 used in the 2-seater. There were several variants
depending largely on which version of the BE.2 was used as a staring point.

Hope this helps.