Airco / de Havilland DH.9

Bomber Biplane

Airco DH-9, ex Royal AF, Reg. D5649, Imperial War Museum Duxford © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Airco DH.9 is a single-engine two-seat bomber biplane aircraft of World War I produced by the British manufacturer Airco, Aircraft Manufacturing Company. The DH.9 was designed by Geoffrey de Havilland therefore the designation DH.
The DH.9 is a development of the Airco DH.4. As a result of the underperformance of the DH.9 the successor DH.9A was developed.
Crew2
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelArmstrong Siddeley Puma
Engine Power172 kW230 hp
Speed178 km/h96 kts
  110 mph
Service Ceiling4.724 m15.500 ft
Empty Weight1.012 kg2.231 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight1.508 kg3.325 lbs
Wing Span12,92 m42 ft 5 in
Wing Area40,3 m434 ft
Length9,27 m30 ft 5 in
Height3,44 m11 ft 3 in
First Flight07/1917
Production Statusout of production
Total Productionca. 3200
Developed fromAirco DH.4
Data for (Version)Airco DH.9
VariantsAirco DH.9A, DH.9B, DH.9C, DH.9J

[Photo-ID: 13067] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Airco DH-9, Royal Air Force, D5649, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2016Airco
DH-9
Royal Air Force
Reg.: D5649
 
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 10776] Karsten Palt 2015-04-04
Airco DH-9, Royal Air Force, F1258, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2015Airco
DH-9
Royal Air Force
Reg.: F1258
 
Musee de l Air et de l Espace [Paris Le Bourget]
[Photo-ID: 10601] Karsten Palt 2014-10-23
Airco DH-9, Spanish Air Force, M-MHEI, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2014Airco
DH-9
Spanish Air Force
Reg.: M-MHEI
 
Replica
Museo del Aire [Madrid]
[Photo-ID: 1196] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Airco DH.9, Royal Air Force, D5649, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2008Airco
DH.9
Royal Air Force
Reg.: D5649
 
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]