RFC Airco DH2
The D.H.2 biplane was Geoffrey de Havilland's second design for the Aircraft Manufacturing Company. This highly successful pusher had good manoeuvrability with an excellent rate of climb. Mounting the engine to the rear of the fuselage permitted the use of a fixed, forward-firing machine gun before the advent of the synchronous machine gun. Superior to the Fokker E.III, the D.H.2 helped end the "Fokker Scourge".
Airco D.H.2 Specifications
Acc/Top Speed: 5/75; Toughness: 6 (1); Crew: 1 (Pilot)
Notes: Biplane (Climb –2). Flight range of 200 miles. Flight ceiling of about 10,000 feet.
Type/Caliber Range Damage RoF AP Shots Weight
Lewis .303 24/48/96 2d8 3 2 50/100D 30
Notes: Auto, Snapfire, Min. Str d8