After almost a century, the iconic and long-serving British two-seater has returned to the skies. This unique publication, a 68 page celebration of the Royal Aircraft Factory’s FE2b - the ‘Fee’ - is co-produced by The Vintage Aviator Ltd., in New Zealand, the World’s leading practioners in WWI aeroplane construction, and Albatros Productions, Ltd., of Great Britain, foremost WWI aeronautical publishers. The whole, amazing story of how a perfect, 100% reproduction of the FE2b was built and flown within the space of just three years is chronicled, supported by historical narratives with over 70 rare archive photos from private collections and stunning air-to-air images. As a bonus, there’s also a special double-sided pull-out poster for collectors backed by Ronny Bar's stunning colour art! LAST FEW COPIES!
Type history with authoritative photo captions; WWI ‘Fee’ pilots’ and observers’ stories; FE2b ordnance, bombs and guns; How TVAL built their FE2b with over 80 sequential colour photos of construction from raw timber to maiden flight; Exclusive report on flying the 2009 ‘Fee’ supported by superb aerial photography, plus detailed appendices. With contributions from Gene DeMarco, Peter Jackson, Philip Makanna, Ray Rimell and Harry Woodman, this lavish title will fascinate aero-historians, modellers, aircraft builders and airshow visitors in equal measure - a fitting tribute to a true classic of early aviation history.