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AIRCO D.H.3
1915
 
LIGHT BOMBER - PROTOTYPE
 
 
 
DATA
 
 
AIRCO D.H.3
 
CLASSIFICATION
CLASS :
 LIGHT BOMBER - PROTOTYPE
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN :
 UK
MANUFACTURER :
 AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURING COMPANY (Airco)
FIRST FLIGHT :
 1915
SERVICE DELIVERY :
 NONE
NUMBER BUILT :
 2
   
SPECIFICATION
SPAN :
 60 ft 10 in (18.54 m)
LENGTH :
 36 ft 10 in (11.23 m)
HEIGHT :
 14 ft 6 in (4.42 m)
WING AREA :
 793 sq ft (73.67 m sq)
WEIGHT EMPTY :
 3,980 lb (1,805 kg)
WEIGHT LOADED :
 5,776 lb
WEIGHT MAX :
 --
POWER PLANT :
 2 Beardmore 120 hp In-Line Piston Engine Mounted in Pusher
 
  Arrangement, Rated at 120 hp (89 kW) each
ARMAMENT :
 1 x Forward-Firing .303 in (7.7 mm) Vickers Machine Gun
 
 2 x Flexible Mounted Lewis Machine Guns
BOMB LOAD :
 680 lb (308 kg) bombs
CREW :
 3 - Pilot and Gunners
   
PERFORMANCE
MAXIMUM SPEED :
 95 mph (153 km/h)
CRUISING SPEED :
 --
LANDING SPEED :
 53 mph
CLIMB RATE :
 550 ft/min (2.8 m/s), Climb to 6,500 ft, 24 min
RANGE :
 700 miles (1,130 km) or Endurance of 8 Hours
SERVICE CEILING :
 --
 
 
 
 
 
 
REFERENCES
 
 

Green, William; Swanborough, Gordon. The Complete Book of Fighters. New York: Barnes & Noble Books. 1998. ISBN 0-07607-0904-1.

Taylor, John W.R. JANE'S Fighting Aircraft of World War I. New York:Military Press, 1990. ISBN 0-517-03376-3.

Sharpe, Michael. Biplanes, Triplanes, & Seaplanes, London:Brown Brooks, Ltd, 2000. ISBN 1-897884-68-0.

 
 
     
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