The Donnet-Denhaut D.D.8 was a redesign of the well-liked D.D.2 to take advantage of the 200hp Hispano-Suiza 8B engine. The wings were expanded and a third bay of struts were added (as well as diagonal outside struts), and a top-wing generator supplied electricity to a radio. Two forms were built: the two-seater (biplace
) version with a gunner in the nose, and the three-seater (triplace
) version with an added gunner in the rear hull. The D.D.8 was a very successful model and roughly 500 were built. They were used by France and the U.S. in both patrol and anti-submarine duties.
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