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Hanriot HD.1
Hanriot HD.1

Hanriot HD.1

Designed by Pierre Dupont, the Hanriot HD.1 biplane was small but agile. It was rejected by the French Air Service in late 1916 but found favor with the air services of Belgium and Italy, becoming the standard Italian fighter during World War I. Though not as fast as the Albatros scouts or the Hansa-Brandenburg D.I, it was sturdy, reliable and very maneuverable. Entering service during the summer of 1917, the HD.1 proved its worth throughout the war. On 26 December 1917, Italian pilots equipped with the Hanriot HD.1 engaged and destroyed eleven German reconnaissance aircraft at Istrana without incurring a single loss. Willy Coppens, Belgium's consummate balloon buster, scored most of his victories flying this aircraft.

Country: France
Manufacturer: Hanroit & Cie
Type: Fighter
First Service: 1916
Number Built:  
Engine(s): Le Rhone 9Jb 120 hp
Wing Span: 28 ft 6 in
Length: 19 ft 1 in
Empty Weight: 871 lb
Gross Weight: 1323 lb
Max Speed: 115 mph
Ceiling: 20,505 ft
Crew: 1
Armament: 1 Vickers .303
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