Dorand AR.I Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1917
Type: Observation Biplane
National Origin: France
Manufacturer(s): Section Technique de l'Aeronautique - France
Production Total: 142
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 2
Overall Length: 29.99 feet (9.14 meters)
Overall Width: 43.60 feet (13.29 meters)
Overall Height: 10.83 feet (3.30 meters)
Weight (Empty): 2,756 lb (1,250 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 2,899 lb (1,315 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 1 x Renault 8Gdy inline piston engine delivering 190- or 200-horsepower.
Maximum Speed: 92 mph (148 kph; 80 knots)
Maximum Range: 171 miles (276 km)
Service Ceiling: 18,045 feet (5,500 meters; 3.42 miles)
Armament / Mission Payload
1 x 7.7mm (0.303 caliber) Vickers machine gun in fixed, forward-firing position.
1 OR 2 x 7.7mm (0.303 caliber) Lewis machine gun(s) on trainable mount in rear cockpit.
Up to 176lbs of bombs held internally.
Global Operators / Customers
France; Greece; Serbia; United States
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
AR.1 - Initial Production Model
AR.2 - Improved Production Model