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AIRCO D.H.4
1916
 
LIGHT BOMBER
 
 
 
DATA
 
 
AIRCO D.H.4
 
CLASSIFICATION
CLASS :
 LIGHT BOMBER
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN :
 UK
MANUFACTURER :
 AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURING COMPANY (Airco)
FIRST FLIGHT :
 AUGUST 1916
SERVICE DELIVERY :
 MARCH 1917
NUMBER BUILT :
 1,449 in UK
 
 4,846 in UNITED STATES
   
SPECIFICATION
SPAN :
 43 feet 4 in (13.21 m)
LENGTH :
 30 ft 8 in (9.35 m)
HEIGHT :
 11 ft (3.35 m)
WING AREA :
 434 sq ft (40 m sq)
WEIGHT EMPTY :
 2,387 lb (1,085 kg)
WEIGHT LOADED :
 3,472 lb (1,578 kg)
WEIGHT MAX :
 --
POWER PLANT :
 1 x Rolls-Royce Eagle VII In-Line Liquid Cooled Piston Engine, Rated
 
 at 375 hp (289 kW)
ARMAMENT :
 1 x Forward-Firing .303 in (7.7 mm) Vickers Machine Gun
 
 1 x Lewis Machine Gun on Scarff Ring Aft of Cockpit
BOMB LOAD :
 460 lb (210 kg) of Bombs
CREW :
 2 - Pilot and Rear Gunner
   
PERFORMANCE
MAXIMUM SPEED :
 143 mph (230 km/h) at Sea Level
CRUISING SPEED :
 --
LANDING SPEED :
 --
CLIMB RATE :
 1,000 ft/min (305 m/min)
RANGE :
 470 mi (770 km) or Endurance of 3-3/4 Hours
SERVICE CEILING :
 22,000 ft (6,700 m)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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