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    Airco DH.9

    A new entry has been added to Add-Ons Library, category CFS 2 Aircraft - World War I

    Description: Airco DH.9

    Unit: No.104 Squadron RAF August 12, 1918
    Pilot: 2nd Lt. O.F. Meyer

    The Airco DH.9, also known after 1920 as the de Havilland DH.9, was a British single-engined biplane bomber that was developed and deployed during the First World War.

    The DH.9 was a development of Airco's earlier successful DH.4, with which it shared many components. These were mated to an all-new fuselage and the 230 hp BHP engine, which promised increased performance. Anticipating its usefulness, the type was ordered in very large numbers for Britain's Royal Flying Corps. Some 3,024 were produced. After entering service in November, 1917, the DH.9's performance was found to be unsatisfactory. The BHP engine was unreliable and failed to provide the expected power, which gave the DH.9 poorer performance than the aircraft it had been meant to replace. The DH.9's performance in action over the Western Front was typically deemed to have been a disaster. Heavy losses of the type were quickly incurred, attributed to both its poor performance and to engine failures, despite the prior derating of its engine to reduce the failure rate. Despite its general lack of performance, due to its large numbers, the DH.9 was introduced to nearly every theatre of the conflict prior to the signing of the Armistice of 11 November 1918 which ended the conflict. Reportedly, the DH.9 was more successful in combat against the Turkish forces in the Middle East, where they faced less aerial opposition.


    The original Airco D.H.4 model and air files are by Gary Aumaugher.

    With Gary's kind permission it is the base for the further development by Captain Kurt. The nose, wings, fuselage, tail, landing gear, machine guns, cockpit, propeller, equipment and rigging were all different from the DH 4 version but the original Airco DH 4 was a useful basis to develop from just as it was in reality. Textures are by Captain Kurt. The aircraft.cfg, .dp, and .air files modified for the new aircraft, plus a new 2d panel are also by Captain Kurt.

    The crew figures were developed from Wolfi's free source Japanese pilot figure. Spinning prop texture is by Kelticheart.

    The bombs are by Gary Aumaugher.

    To check it out, rate it or add comments, visit Airco DH.9
    The comments you make there will appear in the posts below.

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    What a beauty! Thanks Captain and thanks for keeping we WWI aficionados in mind.
    Do not fear the enemy, for they can take only your life. Fear the media far more, for they will destroy your honour.

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    Thank you for another great airplane1 fun hours ahead...


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    Hi Captain Kurt
    Great work
    Thanks for that.

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    Looks great; a beautiful project. Thank you Captain Kurt and Gary Aumaugher.


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    Interesting airplane, beautifully made as always! Thanks, Kurt!

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