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de Havilland DH4 Specification Sheet

Type

Two Seat Day Bomber / Reconnaissance

Accomodation

Tandem open cockpits for crew behind wing;

Pilot & Observer/Gunner

Power Plant

One Rolls-Royce Eagle VII driving a two bladed propeller

Armament  

2 - 4 mounted machine guns

Wing Span

42 ft 4 in

Height

11 ft

Length

 30 ft 8 in

Weight Empty

2,387 lb

All Up Weight

3,472 lb

Max Speed

143 mph at Sea level

Endurance

6.75 hr

Climb rate

1,300 ft/min

Max Ceiling

23,500 ft

Description

The Airco DH4 was a two-seat bomber with a clean, tractor layout and a non-rotary engine that improved handling and stability as the torque  produced by in-line engines was nowhere near  that of a rotary engine. It was the first bomber designed specifically for day light bombing. It first served in 1917 and was withdrawn from service in 1932.

Source

Matt Durrant - British Aircraft Directory