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
First flight summer 1917 [1]
Introduction October 1917 [2]
Primary users Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
US Army Air Roundel.svg U.S.A.
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
Crew 1
Max Speed 182 km/h (113 mph)[3] to
190 km/h (118 mph)[4]
Climb 2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 6:30 [3]
Ceiling 4,800 m (15,700 ft)[3]
Range 300 km (190 mi)[3]
Endurance 3:00 [4]

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. [5]

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

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Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
17Q4-18Q4 F A 15 11 4

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Notes
  1. 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.
Citations
  1. Alegi, p.10.
  2. Alegi, p.11.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Davilla, p.275.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Alegi, p.36.
  5. 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.