Hanriot H.D.2

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Hanriot H.D.2
French Navy Hanriot HD.2 floatplane on the water.jpg
Role Seaplane fighter
Manufacturer Hanriot
Primary users Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
US Army Air Roundel.svg U.S.A.
Developed from Hanriot H.D.1
Engine 130hp Clerget 9B rotary or
110-120hp Le Rhône rotary
Armament 2×sync. fixed Vickers
Crew 1
Max Speed 182 km/h (113 mph)[1] to
190 km/h (118 mph)[2]
Climb 2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 6:30 [1]
Ceiling 4,800 m (15,700 ft)[1]
Range 300 km (190 mi)[1]
Endurance 3:00 [2]

The Hanriot H.D.2 was a floatplane version of the Hanriot H.D.1 fighter with an enlarged rudder and fin that extended below the waterline. 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. While Aviation Militaire had declined to build the HD.1, Aviation Maritime accepted deliveries of at least several dozen HD.2s.

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. [3]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Hanriot HD.2.

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Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
Maneuver.png Firing.png Damage.png Ceiling.png Climb.png
17Q4-18Q4 F A 15 11 4

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Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Davilla, p.275.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Alegi, p.36.
  3. Davilla, p.273.
Bibliography
  • Gregory Alegi, Windsock Datafile 92: Hanriot HD.1/HD.2. Great Britain, Albatros Publications, Ltd., 2002. ISBN 1-902207-47-5
  • Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.