|First flight||summer 1917 |
|Introduction||October 1917 |
|Primary users|| France|
|Number built||≥130 [note 1]|
|Developed from||Hanriot H.D.1|
|Engine||130hp Clerget 9B rotary or|
110-120hp Le Rhône rotary
|Armament||1-2×sync. fixed Vickers|
|Max Speed||182 km/h (113 mph) to|
190 km/h (118 mph)
|Climb||2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 6:30 |
|Ceiling||4,800 m (15,700 ft)|
|Range||300 km (190 mi)|
The Hanriot H.D.2 was a floatplane version of the Hanriot H.D.1 fighter with (on later models) an enlarged rudder and fin that extended below the waterline. Later seaplane HDs -- unlike their landplane cousins -- were armed with twin Vickers guns because the corresponding loss in performance was not as critical to their mission. Likewise the heavier 130hp Clerget was preferred to the lighter Le Rhône. While Aviation Militaire had declined to build the HD.1, Aviation Maritime accepted deliveries of up to 130 HD.2's.
The US Navy purchased twenty-six HD.2s to accompany their Donnet-Denhaut flying boats working out of Dunkerque. They flew over five hundred escort missions but did not encounter German seaplane-fighters. 
For more information, see Wikipedia:Hanriot HD.2.
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Plane and Crew Cards
Miniatures and Models
- Shapeways: Reduced Aircraft Factory
Isometric Top Views
- 130 were built for France and 26 were used by the USA, but it is not clear whether those 26 were from the 130 or were additional builds.
- Alegi, p.10.
- Alegi, p.11.
- Davilla, p.275.
- Alegi, p.36.
- Davilla, p.273.