Aeroplane Photo Supply (APS) Photo No. 5635
11/30/2010. Remarks by Kees Kort
: "This is the Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2 in its latest (1912) version, with a 70 hp Gnome and a Maxim machinegun in the nose, and later developments as the F.E.2b and F.E.2d were produced in large numbers during WW I. Designed by Geoffrey de Havilland, the F.E. stood for Farman Experimental, this peculiar designation was used to deceive the authorities, as the Royal Aircraft Factory was not allowed to design new aircraft. Hence all new aircraft were presented as modifications of crashed aircraft."