Dewoitine D.21

The Dewoitine D.21 was 1920s French open-cockpit, fixed-undercarriage monoplane fighter aircraft.


Dewoitine D.21
Class Aircraft
Type Fighter
Manufacturer Dewoitine
Origin France
Country Name Origin Year
France 1925
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Argentina View
Czechoslovakia View
Paraguay View
Switzerland View
Turkey (Ottoman Empire) View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Dewoitine View

The prototype D.21 was a development of the D.12. The aircraft was license-built in Switzerland (by EKW), Czechoslovakia (by Skoda and known as the Skoda-Dewoitine D.1) and Argentina (by FMA). One Turkish D.21 was fitted with a modified wing and named Orhanelli.

Argentina bought seven D.21s, and built another 58 under their own licence. Turkey bought a number, and Czechoslovakia built 25 for their air force.

Role Fighter
Manufacturer Dewoitine
First flight 1925


General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one
  • Length: 7.64 m (25 ft .75 in)
  • Wingspan: 12.8 m (41 ft 0 in)
  • Height: 3 m (10 ft 10.75 in)
  • Wing area: 24.8 m2 (266.95 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 1,090 kg (2,403 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,580 kg (3,483 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Hispano-Suiza 12Gb V-12 water-cooled piston engine, 373 kW (500 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 270 km/h (168 mph)
  • Range: 400 km (249 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 8991.6 m (29,500 ft)

Armament

  • 2 × fuselage-mounted synchronised 7.7 mm (0.303 in) Vickers machine guns
  • 2 × wing-mounted 7.5 mm (0.295 in) Darne machine guns in the center section (optional)

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