Airco DH.6

The Airco DH.6 was a British military trainer biplane used by the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War.

The DH.6 was specifically designed as a military trainer, at a time when it was usual for obsolete service types to be used in this role.

Specifications

Crew

Trainer-two

Patrol aircraft-one

Length

27 ft 3 1⁄2 in (8.319 m)

Wingspan

35 ft 11 in (10.95 m)

Height

10 ft 9 1⁄2 in (3.289 m)

Wing area

436.25 sq ft (40.529 m2)

Empty weight

1,460 lb (662 kg)

Gross weight

2,030 lb (921 kg)

Fuel capacity

25 imp gal (30 US gal; 110 L)

Powerplant

1 × RAF 1a air-cooled V8 engine, 90 hp (67 kW)

Performance

Maximum speed

70 mph (110 km/h, 61 kn)

Stall speed

40 mph (64 km/h, 35 kn)

Endurance

2 hr 45 min

Rate of climb

225 ft/min (1.14 m/s)

Armament

Bombs

1× 100 lb (45 kg) bomb or similar load of smaller bombs could be carried on anti-submarine patrol.

 

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