Twin-Boomed Terror

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

  1. Mike OLIVE says:

    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.

  2. Marc Racine says:

    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?


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