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Hanriot HD2 Hydravion de Chasse.  (Fighter seaplane)

Paperwarbirds currently offer five versions of the HD2 floatplane.  You can see Number 265 built by following this link;

The French Maritime Air Service  rejected  the HD.1, but did accept some HD.2 floatplanes. These had upgraded 130 hp Clerget rotary engines in place of the earlier aircraft's 110 hp Le Rhone. Steering became a problem, which was overcome by enlarging the  rudder to ensure greater lateral stability.  Armament was upgraded too, with twin 7.7mm calibre Vickers water cooled  machine guns.

The United States Navy also flew the HD.2 during and after the war, with most of these aircraft fitted with conventional landing gear in place of the floats.  Some were flown from the decks of USS Texas.

The Naval Air Station during the 1920s. (CEPA)

The following pictures have been kindly taken by Raimund Kelterer of Austria showing his superb build of one of our HD2 kits.  I hope  more photos will become available as he continues to build.  Raimund is a member of cardmodels.net where more photos of his well built models can be seen.  Many thanks Raimund for the use of your photos.

 

Hanriot HD2, built by Raimund Kelterer

Raimund
09/10/2003

piercing tool completed cockpit floor Hanriot floats Hanriot floats and support struts
Make the pilot seat, cockpit floor, the floats and supports Complete  float and supports
         
Wings of Horus HD2 Wings of Horus HD2 Wings of Horus HD2 Wings of Horus HD2 Wings of Horus HD2
align Inner and outer skins wrap fuselage skin around  former.  Use  twine to good effect to hold the fuselage without crushing it. Cockpit closeup.
         
Wings of Horus HD2 Wings of Horus HD2 Wings of Horus HD2, tail assembly Wings of Horus HD2 Wings of Horus HD2
Use a set squares to get a 90 angle on rudders, and elevators. carefully cut horn balances. Rigging Superglue and steady hands
         
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rudder pulls complete from another angle now the headrest and fairing all line up nicely even from behind.
         
Wings of Horus HD2, wing fairings Wings of Horus HD2 Wings of Horus HD2 Wings of Horus HD2, lower wings Wings of Horus HD2, wings fitted to fuselage
Cut a slot for the wing spar from below. leave some slack and remove it when the glue is dry leave the model alone now
         
Wings of Horus HD2, close fit! Wings of Horus HD2, top wing Wings of Horus HD2, wing struts Wings of Horus HD2, waiting for cowl, prop and floats Wings of Horus HD2, waiting for cowl, prop and floats
and while it's drying build the top wing and the struts Fix the upper wing, and leave to dry again.
         
Wings of Horus HD2, rigging Wings of Horus HD2, rigging Wings of Horus HD2, rigging
Rig using cotton, polyamide superglue and a steady hand. Cut the cowl and assemble.
         
Make the engine and insert. Make the prop and fix the floats. Make the Vickers guns.
         

And the model is complete

Model built by Raimund Kelterer

Model designed by Marcus Harman

This model contains parts to construct the two versions of the Hanriot HD2.

US Navy version  9.99     contains 2 kits
French Navy Version 9.99   contains 2 kits
French Army version: No 265 7.99   contains 1 kit

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fly me home"Paperwarbirds" are authorised dealers for Wings of Horus, Digital Card Models, and Thaipaperworks.

If you spot a dead link, help me out, please let me know.

 

All content on these pages is protected by copyright and is the property of Paperwarbirds unless otherwise stated.  Copying and hotlinking of images is expressly forbidden.  Written permission must be sought.  "Paperwarbirds", "Wings of Horus" and  "Wings of Horus Models"  are trade names of Marcus Harman.  "Digital Card Models" is a tradename of Steven Bucher and "Thaipaperworks" is a tradename of Chatchai Kumpeerapong.   Unauthorised use of these marks for profit is expressly forbidden.  Infringement will be vigorously defended.

fly me home"Paperwarbirds" are authorised dealers for Wings of Horus, Digital Card Models, and Thaipaperworks.

If you spot a dead link, help me out, please let me know.

 

All content on these pages is protected by copyright and is the property of Paperwarbirds unless otherwise stated.  Copying and hotlinking of images is expressly forbidden.  Written permission must be sought.  "Paperwarbirds", "Wings of Horus" and  "Wings of Horus Models"  are trade names of Marcus Harman.  "Digital Card Models" is a tradename of Steven Bucher and "Thaipaperworks" is a tradename of Chatchai Kumpeerapong.   Unauthorised use of these marks for profit is expressly forbidden.  Infringement will be vigorously defended.