|Designer||Geoffrey de Havilland|
|First flight||Jan 1915 |
|Primary user||U.K. (RFC/RAF)|
|Number built||73 [note 1]|
|Wingspan||12.5 m (41 ft) |
|Armament||forward-firing Lewis on pillar mount|
|Max Speed||129 km/h (80 mph) |
|Climb||1,100 m (3,500 ft) in 11:15 |
The lack of an interrupter made the pusher a natural solution for an armed fighting aeroplane. It was originally designed for a 120hp Beardmore engine, but shortages pushed the DH.1 to use a 70hp Renault instead, and the plane with the original engine was designated the Airco D.H.1A. The DH.1 was probably not shipped to France, but it was used for Home Defense and training. 
For more information, see Wikipedia:Airco DH.1.
- Bruce, p.157.
- Lamberton, p.60.
- Lamberton, pp.214-215.
- Bruce'69, p.160.