Technical data
Type Deperdussin
'type D'
Function Reconnaissance
Year 1912
Crew 2
Engines 1*80hp Gnome
Length 7.15m
Height ?m
Wingspan 11.6m
Wing area 23.0m2
Empty weight 435kg
Loaded weight 720kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 31.3
Power load (kg/hp) 9.0
Speed at 0m 95km/h
Fuel 120kg
Guns ?

Deperdussin type D

44k b/w "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.156

Two-seat monoplane, with distinctive rounded upper fuselage. In some aircraft fuselage bracing wires were replaced by thin plywood skin. For military use light 'belly' armoring was suggested, but not installed. For 1913-1914 this plane was a pretty good performer. On military airplane contest (1913) it won the third price, and was accepted by military department against domestic S-11.

Sixty three were built at Lebedev Factory. Two were installed on floats in 1915. Deperdussin 'type D' served in Russian Imperial Airforce until 1917.

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