Parent subjectReconnaissance Experimental aircraft
Description Built in Britain by the Royal Aircraft Factory, the RE (Reconnaissance Experimental) 8 was a two-seater multi-purpose biplane with forward and rear-firing machine-guns. It was first introduced into Royal Flying Corps service during late 1916 and used in artillery observation and night bombing roles. The aircraft was nicknamed the "Harry Tate". More than 4,000 RE-8s were built during the course of the war.

RE8 aircraft