Deperdussin TT

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Deperdussin TT
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Deperdussin
Designer Armand Deperdussin, Béchereau[1]
Primary users France
Ottoman Empire
Wingspan 11.0 m (36 ft) [2][3]-11.2 m (36 ft 9 in)[1]
Engine 80hp Gnome rotary or others
Armament usually none, but some machine guns were fitted experimentally
Crew 2
Max Speed 115 km/h (71 mph)[4][2][3]
Endurance 2:30 [2][3]

Like many early monoplanes, the Deperdussin TT placed the observer in the forward seat, directly over the shoulder-mounted wings where visibility was at its worst. The type equipped two escadrilles but did not last long in service, re-equipping with Caudron G.3s in March 1915. When the war started, two of France's twenty-three escadrilles were based on the Deperdussin TT.[5]

Experiments gun fittings were carried out with a couple of TTs by mounting a machine gun on the top of the cabane struts where a standing observer could fire over the propeller.

Sixty-three were produced in Russia by Dux and used as late as 1917. Belgium, Serbia, Turkey, and the UK each used a couple of TTs near the beginning of the war. The UK had a handful but most were removed from service before the war began. [6]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Deperdussin TT.


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Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
12-14Q4 Y B 9 ? 4
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  1. 1.0 1.1 Ferry'14, p.70.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Lamberton, pp.216-218.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Angelucci, p.20.
  4. Davilla, p.188.
  5. Ferry'14, p.5.
  6. Davilla, p.185.
  • Enzo Angelucci, ed. The Rand McNally Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, 1914-1980. New York: The Military Press, 1983 edition. ISBN 0-517-41021-4.
  • Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.
  • Vital Ferry. French Aviation During the First World War. Paris: Histoire and Collections, 2014. ISBN 978-2-35250-370-5
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962. ISBN 9780900435027