Donnet-Denhaut D.D.8

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Donnet-Denhaut D.D.8
Role Flying Boat
Manufacturer Donnet-Denhaut
Introduction Jan 1917[1] or May 1917[2]
Primary users France
Number built ~500[1]
Wingspan 16.3 m (53 ft 5 in)[3]
Engine 200hp Hispano-Suiza 8B vee
Armament 1 flexible front Lewis and
(triplace) 1 rear flexible Lewis
2×35-50kg bombs
Crew 2-3
Max Speed 140 km/h (87 mph)[4][3][note 1]
Climb 2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 15:00[4] or
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 15:00[3]
Range 500 km (310 mi)[4]

The Donnet-Denhaut D.D.8 was a redesign of the well-liked D.D.2 to take advantage of the 200hp Hispano-Suiza 8B engine. The wings were expanded and a third bay of struts were added (as well as diagonal outside struts), and a top-wing generator supplied electricity to a radio. Two forms were built: the two-seater (biplace) version with a gunner in the nose, and the three-seater (triplace) version with an added gunner in the rear hull. The D.D.8 was a very successful model and roughly 500 were built. They were used by France and the U.S. in both patrol and anti-submarine duties.[1]

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

Game Data

Wings of Glory

Unofficial Stats
Version Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
Biplace 17Q1-18Q4 XD B/- 13 10 6
Triplace XD B/B 13 10 6

Plane and Crew Cards

Miniatures and Models

1:144 Scale

1:285/6mm/1:288 Scale


Isometric Top Views


  1. 119 km/h (74 mph) cruising speed.[3]
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Davilla, p.194.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Nowarra, p.130.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Nowarra, pp.202-203.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Davilla, p.195.
  • 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