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THE AIRFORCE - AIRCRAFT - D.H.9J (MANTIS)
 
 

Aircraft Stats:

Powerplant: 1 x 200 hp Wolseley Viper engine
Speed: 179 kph, 111.5mph mph
Seats: 2
Length: 9.27m, 30ft 5in
Span: 12.92m, 4.5ft 4.5in
Empty Weight: 1 012kg, 2,230lb
Max T/O Weight: 1 508kg, 3,325lb
Period of Service: 1920 - 1937

Weapons:
None specified

Squadrons:
None specified

Attrition:
No incidents found

D.H.9J (Mantis)

 
Status: Retired
Manufacturer: Airco
Country of Manufacture: South Africa
Role: Bomber
 
Description:

Designation used for the South African produced Mantis. A D.H.9 with a strengthened forward fuselage structure, improved landing gear, aileron controls, fuel system and Handley Page leading-edge slots.

SAAF serials 157 (ex DH9 104), 158 (ex DH9 112), 159 (ex DH9 116), 160 (ex DH9 130) and 161 (ex DH9 144).

Armament consisted of one fixed forward-firing 0.303-in (7.7mm) Vickers machine-gun and one or two .303-in (7.7mm) Lewis guns on Scarff ring in aft cockpit, plus up to 460 lb (209 kg) of bombs.