Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
R.2A - Originally Planned Reconnaissance Model' fitted with Beardmore 120hp engine.
R.2B - Sesquiplane Revision; smaller design that the R.2A fitted with Hispano-Suiza engine.
R.2B - Revision of the R.2B fitted with a Rolls-Royce Falcon series 190hp engine.
F.2A - Reclassification of all R.2 series aircraft; initial 50 example production models.
F.2B - Improved ruggedness and field of vision; modifications throughout; more powerful Rolls-Royce Falcon engines (275 horsepower).
F.2B Mk II - "Tropicalized" Variant for hot weather operations, particularly in the Middle East.
F.2B Mk III - Reinforced Model
F.2B Mk IV - Converted Mk III models with further strengthening of structure and landing gear systems; balanced rudder system implemented; automatic leading-edge slots introduced.
F.2C - Experimental Engine Platform(s)