This Week’s Hints to help you along:
- A twin-tail, pusher plane meant for military service.
- Yes, those insignia are crosses, but whose? And when?
- Beautiful candy-stripe coloration on the twin-booms!
- Popular with its pilots, but not many built.
So do you know what this aircraft is?
Post a REPLY below with your best guess!
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6 thoughts on “Twin-Boomed Terror”
Häfeli DH-1 of the Swiss air force
AGO C I 1915. Swiss military ?
This is a Hafeli DH1 1910 Swiss tandem, 2 seat reconnaissance aircraft. Six were built in 1916 by the aircraft department of the Federal Construction Works (Eidgenoessische Konstruktionswerkstaette, K+W) at Thun, Switzerland. Three were destroyed in accidents within a year and the remaining three were scrapped in 1919.
Length 28ft 11 1/4 inches, W/s 42 feet, Ht 9 ft 10 inches.
78 m.p.h, Range 155 miles, Ceiling 9,840 ft.
Powered by an Argus As 2 engine.
Carried a single 7.45mm ( 10.293 inches ) machine gun.
Swiss Haefeli DH 1 of 1914 or 15
Not being familiar with the Swiss Haefeli, to me it looks like an AGO C.I with Swiss Markings.
Was the AGO copied by the Swiss or was a Haefeli copied by the Germans in 1915?
Correct! Well done all!