Airco DH.6

 

1st Flight 1916

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)

Power plant: 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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