Hanriot H.D.3

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Hanriot H.D.3
Hanriot HD.3.jpg
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Hanriot
First flight March 1918 [1]
Introduction autumn 1918
Primary user Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
Number built ~75[1]
Engine 260hp Salmson 9ZA radial
Armament 2×fixed sync. Vickers MG and
2×flexible rear Lewis MG
Max Speed 210 km/h (130 mph) [2]
Climb 1000m in 3:23
2000m in 6:39
3000m in 11:04
4000m in 17:09
5000m in 34:34
6000m in 71:45 [1]
Ceiling 5,700 m (18,700 ft) [1]
Range 400 km (250 mi) [1]
Endurance 2:00 [1]

The Hanriot-Dupont HD.3 C2 met the requirements of the "C2" two-seat fighter category formulated in mid 1917. The prototype flew in March 1918 and an order was placed in April, but it wasn't until autumn of 1918 that deliveries commenced. Eighteen were in service at the time of Armistice, mostly with HD174 which formed in October. Probably about 75 were built overall, but many more would have been built had the war continued into 1919. The HD.3 was well-received, with well-centralized weight adding to its maneuverability and a good amount of power provided by its 260hp Salmson 9ZA radial engine.[1]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Hanriot HD.3.

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Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Davilla, p.275.
  2. Davilla, p.277.
Bibliography
  • Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.