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THE AIRFORCE - AIRCRAFT - D.H.4
 
 

Aircraft Stats:

Powerplant: 1 x 375hp Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII inline piston engine
Speed: 230 kph, 143mph mph
Seats: 2
Length: 9.35m, 30ft 8in
Span: 12.92m, 4.5ft 4.5in
Empty Weight: 1 083kg, 2,387lb
Max T/O Weight: 1 575kg, 3,472lb
Period of Service: 1919-1930

Weapons:
None specified

Squadrons:
None specified

Attrition:
No incidents found

D.H.4

Status: Retired
Manufacturer: Airco
Country of Manufacture: United Kingdom
Role: Bomber
 
Description:

Bomber/reconnaissance biplane.

Eleven examples were presented to South Africa by the Overseas Club of London. Serial numbers were from 201 to 211.

Armament:
One fixed forward-firing .303-in (7.7mm) Vickers machine-gun and one ot two .303-in (7.7mm) Lewis guns in aft cockpit, plus up to 460lb (209 kg) of bombs on underfuselage / wing racks.


Images:

A D.H.4 at Zwartkop in 1922/3.