British biplane bomber, 239 built. Played however an important post war rôle.
On June 15-16, 1919, two British World War I flyers, Captain John Alcock and Lieutenant Arthur Whitten Brown, made the first nonstop transatlantic flight - a 1,900-mile trip from St. John's, Newfoundland, to Clifden, Ireland, in 16 hr., 12 min. It is now on display in the Science Museum (London), and retains a high degree of originality (see photos)
F8630 - The long-distance flight from England to Australia was first accomplished in G-EAOU in November 1919 by brothers Captain Ross Smith (pilot) and Lieutenant Keith Smith (navigator). The adventure lasted 28 days and covered 11,130 miles (17,910 kilometers) from Hounslow Aerodrome to Darwin, Australia. Their aircraft is preserved in a specially-built enclosure at Adelaide Airport, Australia.