MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION. The officer of an R. A. F, Mobile photographic Section showing to a Pilot of a B.E. 12, the areas to be photographed on a map which is resting on a probable L type camera.
Sopwith 1½ Strutter carrying Britain's first synchronized gun-The first British fighter so equipped was the Sopwith 1½ Strutter introduced in April 1916 with a Ross synchronizer. Other British and French aircraft were also retrofitted with synchronized gun systems around the same time, but these were not perfect since the firing rate was too slow at low throttle and the linkages between the gun and engine often broke causing the pilot to shoot off his own propeller