Deperdussin TT

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Deperdussin TT
"Deperdussin" monoplane.jpg
Role General-purpose monoplane
Manufacturer Société Pour les Appareils Deperdussin
Introduction 1912
Primary users French Air Force
Royal Flying Corps

The Deperdussin TT was a French monoplane built by Société Pour les Appareils Deperdussin, later to become S.P.A.D. Introduced in 1912, the type was one widely used by the French Air Force (then Aviation Militaire) before the First World War. In February 1914, an experiment was made to install a machine gun on the aircraft, but this did not see service.

A number were used by the Naval Wing of the British Royal Flying Corps, one being fitted with floats and flown from Lake Windemere.[1]

Operators[edit]

 Belgium
 France
 Paraguay
 Portugal
 Russia
 Serbia
 Spain
 Turkey
 United Kingdom

Specifications[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two
  • Length: 7.92 m (26 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.97 m (36 ft 0 in)
  • Height: 2.69 m (8 ft 10 in)
  • Gross weight: 725 kg (1664 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Gnome Rotary, 60 kW (80 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 114 km/h (71 mph)
  • Endurance: 2 hours  20 min

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thetford 1982, p. 411.
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985), 1985, Orbis Publishing, Page 1434
  • Angelucci, Enzo (1983). The Rand McNally encyclopedia of military aircraft, 1914-1980. The Military Press. pp. 20 & 25. ISBN 0-517-41021-4. 

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