October 22, 2013
This is the SE.2a, or Compton-Wing Aeroplane. Developed in 1910 by Sir George Comstock Compton of Sussex, the multiple wings were designed to increase the amount of lifting power, as well as provide the aircraft with “increased manoeuvrability”. Adopted by the Royal Flying Corps as a reconnaissance aircraft in 1912, it served well until the time came for it to actually fly. 
Shortly after that, it was relegated to auxiliary duty, and was later used as a target tug.

This is the SE.2a, or Compton-Wing Aeroplane. Developed in 1910 by Sir George Comstock Compton of Sussex, the multiple wings were designed to increase the amount of lifting power, as well as provide the aircraft with “increased manoeuvrability”. Adopted by the Royal Flying Corps as a reconnaissance aircraft in 1912, it served well until the time came for it to actually fly.

Shortly after that, it was relegated to auxiliary duty, and was later used as a target tug.

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