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Hanriot HD.8

HD.8

National origin: France
Manufacturer: Hanriot
First flight: March or April 1918
Number built: 1

The Hanriot HD.8 was a short-lived French fighter prototype of the 1910s.

Development

A single-seat fighter, it was largely designed to test the experimental Le Rhxne 9R engine. It first flew in early 1918, however was plagued by problems from the start, mainly due to its powerplant. As a result it was never submitted for official testing. The data below are based on Hanriot estimates.

Specifications

General characteristics

Crew: 1
Length: 6.15 m (20 ft 2 in)
Wingspan: 9.60 m (31 ft 6 in)
Wing area: 25.00 m (269.1 ft)
Empty weight: 480 kg (1058 lb)
Gross weight: 690 kg (1521 lb)
Powerplant: 1 x Le Rhxne 9R nine-cylinder air-cooled rotary engine, 134 kW (180 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed: 200 km/h (124 mph)
Endurance: 2 hours 0 min

Green, William; Gordon Swanborough. The Complete Book of Fighters. Godalming, UK: Salamander Books. pp. 415.

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