Deperdussin TT

From Wings of Linen
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Deperdussin TT
"Deperdussin" monoplane.jpg
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Deperdussin
Designer Armand Deperdussin
Primary users Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
Imperial Russian Aviation Roundel.svg Russia
RAF Type A Roundel.svg U.K. (RFC/RAF)
Roundel of Belgium.svg Belgium
Roundel of the Serbian Air Force 1912.svg Serbia
Roundel otto.JPG Ottoman Empire
Wingspan 11.0 m (36 ft) [1][2]
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)[3][1][2]
Endurance 2:30 [1][2]

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.[4]

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. [5]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Deperdussin TT.


Game Data

Wings of Glory

Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
12-14Q4 Y B 9 ? 4
Card Links

Miniatures and Models

1:144 Scale


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lamberton, pp.216-218.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Angelucci, p.20.
  3. Davilla, p.188.
  4. Ferry'14, p.5.
  5. 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.
  • Ferry, Vital. 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