A digital impressionist painting, using Whistler’s Rainbow in DAP, of an engraving of the B.E.2.
The Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2 (Blériot Experimental) was a British single-engine two-seat biplane which was in service with the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) from 1912 until the end of World War I. The “Bleriot” in its designation refers to the fact that, like the Bleriot types it was of tractor configuration, with the propeller in front. About 3,500 were built. Initially used as front-line reconnaissance aircraft and light bombers, variants of the type were also used as night fighters. Like many warplanes since the B.E.2 was retained in front line service after it had become obsolete – finally serving as a trainer, communications aircraft and on anti-submarine coastal patrol duties.
The original image used is a PD photograph created by the United Kingdom Government taken prior to 1 June 1957; or
It is an engraving or photograph created by the United Kingdom Government and commercially published more than 50 years ago; or
It is any other work created by the United Kingdom Government published more than 50 years ago.