Donnet-Denhaut D.D.10

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Donnet-Denhaut D.D.10
Role Flying Boat
Manufacturer Donnet-Denhaut
Introduction post-war
Primary user Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
Number built 30 [1][2]
Wingspan 22.9 m (75 ft 2 in)[3]
Engine 2×300hp Hispano-Suiza 8Fb vees
Armament 2×front flexible Lewis or 75mm cannon
2× rear flexible Lewis
300 kg (660 lb) of bombs
Crew 3-4
Max Speed 155 km/h (96 mph)[1][3]
Climb 2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 19:00[1] or 3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 19:00[3]
Range 800 km (500 mi)[1]

Calls for a twin-engine, cannon-armed flying boat were met by Donnet-Denhaut with the D.D.10, a handsome aircraft with engines centrally-mounted in a push-pull configuration. The plane came to late to see active service, but thirty were built.[1] The plane carried wireless equipment as well as strong armament, though the bomb load could be sacrificed for increases in range.[2] After the war they were converted for passenger-carrying routes.[1]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Donnet-Denhaut flying boat.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Davilla, p.196.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Nowarra, p.130.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Nowarra, pp.202-203.
Bibliography
  • Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.
  • Heinz J. Nowarra, Bruce Robertson, and Peter G. Cooksley. Marine Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Letchworth, Herts, England: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1966. ISBN 0900435070