Talk:Airco DH.5

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Khalidkhoso 11:42, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

D.H.5 or DH.5[edit]

This discussion should be taking place here, since it involves more than just this particular article. The current format for DH planes is DH.X, and if a change is needed that will affect many aircraft pages, it needs to be discussed there first. - Trevor MacInnis (Contribs) 20:47, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

First flight[edit]

According to this it flew for the first time in October 1916, not August. Can anyone confirm either date? Drutt (talk) 02:41, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

I find the site in question to be generally accurate although Jackson notes that by the end of 1916, service examples of the DH 5 were already at the front which predicates against the October date. The normal practise was to have a maiden test flight followed by manufacturers' trials and operational evaluation, each of which may take some time, albeit shortened in the case of a simple aircraft, especially in the press of wartime conditions in the First World War. FWIW Bzuk (talk) 13:17, 25 January 2008 (UTC).

41 Squadron??[edit]

According to the 41 Squadron article the DH.5 had alreasy been replaced in that unit with the S.E.5a by the time of the battle of Cambrai. Assuming the squadron article is right, I have eliminated the contradictory sentence - also a few minor tweaks so that the section reads coherently. Does anyone know off hand of another squadrom famous for flying DH.5s at Cambrai?? Apparently the remaining DH.5 units did do well there. --Soundofmusicals (talk) 01:56, 8 September 2011 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

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Needs an infobox. The link cited as a reference is broken. Really needs a picture to convey the oddity of the airplane. Furthermore, my understanding is that the DH 5 was very unpopular in service, which might be a helpful addition to the article. M Van Houten 05:44, 14 February 2007 (UTC) Much improved over the previous version of the article. M Van Houten 05:50, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

Last edited at 12:26, 12 June 2011 (UTC). Substituted at 06:54, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

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