Although developed by a French manufacturer, the Hanriot was not accepted by the French Air Service. The plane was designed to be a scout/fighter and was small, sturdy and maneuverable. The Hanriot found favor with both the Belgian and the Italian air forces and became the standard fighter of the Italian Air Service.
The Hanriot HD.1 carried one synchronized machine gun. Some pilots tried mounting two, but the additional weight adversely affected performance.
This plane carries the markings of the Italian 78 Squadriglia Caccia (78th Fighter Squadron).
|Country of Manufacture||France|
|First Year of Service||1916|
|Wing Span||28.5 ft | 8.7 m|
|Length||19.4 ft | 5.9 m|
|Height||9.6 ft | 2.9 m|
|Weight||1334 lbs | 605 kg|
|Engine||Le Rhone 9 cylinder air-cooled rotary engine, 120hp|
|Top Speed||115 mph | 184 km/h|
|Range||217 miles | 349 km|
|Armament||1 machine gun|