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Airco D.H.2

Combating the Fokker Scourge

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Airco D.H.2

Airco DH.2

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Airco D.H.2

  • Nation: Great Britain
  • Manufacturer: Airco
  • Designer: Geoffrey de Havilland
  • Dates of Service: 1915-1917
  • Number Built: 401
  • Speed: 93 mph
  • Range: 250 miles
  • Ceiling: 14,000 feet
  • Wingspan: 28 feet, 3 inches
  • Engine: 1× Gnome Monosoupape rotary engine, 100 hp
  • Armament: 1 x .303 in (7.7 mm) Lewis gun using 47-round drum magazines
  • Notes: One of the first effective British fighters, the D.H.2 proved more than a match for the Fokker E.I series and significantly contributed to ending the "Fokker Scourge."

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