|Introduction||Jan 1917 or May 1917|
|Primary users|| France|
|Wingspan||16.3 m (53 ft 5 in)|
|Engine||200hp Hispano-Suiza 8B vee|
|Armament||1 flexible front Lewis and|
(triplace) 1 rear flexible Lewis
|Max Speed||140 km/h (87 mph)[note 1]|
|Climb||2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 15:00 or |
9,840 ft (3,000 m) in 15:00
|Range||500 km (310 mi)|
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.
For more information, see Wikipedia:Donnet-Denhaut flying boat.
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Plane and Crew Cards
Miniatures and Models
Isometric Top Views
- 119 km/h (74 mph) cruising speed.
- Davilla, p.194.
- Nowarra, p.130.
- Nowarra, pp.202-203.
- 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