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Hanriot HD.6


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Evolved in parallel with the HD.5 and of generally similar configuration, but larger and more powerful, the HD.6 two-seat fighter was powered by a 530hp Salmson 18Z two-row radial water-cooled engine. This was essentially two Salmson 9Z engines on a common crankcase and flight testing was delayed by difficulties with this experimental power plant, eventually commencing in the spring of 1919. Armament consisted of two synchronised 7.7mm Vickers guns for the pilot and three 7.7mm Lewis guns for the gunner, two on a rotating mount and one firing through a trap in the fuselage floor. The pilot, seated beneath a cut-out in the upper wing, was offered a singularly poor field of vision. Performance did not show a significant improvement over that of the more compact and simpler HD.3, and development was discontinued by the late summer of 1919.

Max take-off weight: 1250 kg / 2756 lb
Empty weight: 810 kg / 1786 lb
Wingspan: 13.60 m / 44 ft 7 in
Length: 8.85 m / 29 ft 0 in
Height: 2.90 m / 9 ft 6 in
Wing area: 47.50 sq.m / 511.29 sq ft
Max. speed: 225 km/h / 140 mph
Range: 600 km / 373 miles

 

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