Airco/DeHavilland D.H.4

The DeHavilland D.H.4 was fast long range bomber. Due to its powerful engine, it was very agile for a plane of its size and weight and could easily outrun enemy planes. In addition to the two guns in the rear, some planes carried another two forward facing guns mounted in front of the pilot.

The large fuel tank between the pilot and the gunner made in-flight communication difficult and also created a fire hazard. The plane was sometimes called a "Flaming Coffin." Besides being used for bombing, the D.H.4 was also used for long range reconnaissance and aerial photography.

This plane carries the markings of the Royal Flying Corps No. 55 Squadron.

This aircraft was also flown by:
  United States
Country of Manufacture Great Britain
First Year of Service 1917
Wing Span 42.3 ft | 12.9 m
Length 30.7 ft | 9.3 m
Height 11 ft | 3.3 m
Weight 3472lbs | 1575 kg
Engine Rolls Royce, V12 liquid cooled engine, 375hp
Top Speed 143 mph | 230km/h
Range 800 miles | 1280 km
Armament 2-4 machine guns, 460 lb (209 kg) of bombs
Crew 2


Technical Notes:
Made with Autodesk 3D Studio Max - Airplane not including background, 42269 vertices, 55599 faces - All aircraft insignia are modeled as part of the mesh.
Historical Notes:
The instruments in the cockpit are conjecture. It is possible that the plane also carried the triangle squadron marking on the upper right wing, or the "M" may have been centered on the upper wing. Some photos show the D.H.4 with a four blade propeller.