The Bristol F. 2 or the Bristol Type 22 was one of the first aircrafts with a two man crew.
The top speed was 123 mph with a 39 feet wingspan.
The pilot would sit behind the upper wing and his rear gunner would be positioned in the back with a Lewis Type machine gun.
Airplanes were first used to observe the enemy's front lines and armories.
Most pilots wouldn't live very long since they were always flying over enemy guns.
The life expectancy for a pilot would be 40 to 60 flying hours.
The first evolution of airplanes: attaching GUNS
Machine guns would be attached to the front attacking enemy planes.
Later bombers were created. They were able to destroy industrial facilities and power stations without planning a ground attack.