Airco/DeHavilland D.H.2

This unusual looking aircraft was one of the first successful fighters for the Entente Powers in World War I. The rear engine "pusher" style provided an unobstructed view for the pilot and allowed a forward facing machine gun to be mounted in the years before synchronous guns had been developed.

The configuration of the plane provided high maneuverability and a good rate of climb. The D.H.2 was able to outperform the Fokker E.III and helped bring an end to the "Fokker Scourge".

This plane carries the markings of the Royal Flying Corps No. 32 Squadron.

Country of Manufacture Great Britain
First Year of Service 1915
Wing Span 28.2 ft | 8.6 m
Length 25.2 ft | 7.7 m
Height 9.5 ft | 2.9 m
Weight 1441 lbs | 654 kg
Engine Gnôme Monosoupape, 9 cylinder, air cooled rotary engine, 100 hp
Top Speed 93 mph | 150km/h
Range 155 miles | 250 km
Armament 1 machine gun
Crew 1


Technical Notes:
Made with Autodesk 3D Studio Max - Airplane not including background, 48579 vertices, 52943 faces - All aircraft insignia are modeled as part of the mesh.
Historical Notes:
The instruments in the cockpit are conjecture.