Fokker D.I

The Fokker D.I (company designation M.18) was a development of the D.II fighter.

The D.I was also flown in Austro-Hungarian service as a fighter trainer aircraft under the designation B.III.

Confusing the matter further, both the D.II and D.I arrived at the Front in German service at similar times, in July–August 1916.

144 aircraft were built.

Specifications

Crew

1

Length

6.3 m (20 ft 8 in)

Wingspan

9.05 m (29 ft 8 in)

Height

2.55 m (8 ft 4 in)

Wing area

20 m2 (220 sq ft)

Empty weight

463 kg (1,021 lb)

Gross weight

670 kg (1,477 lb)

Powerplant

1 × Mercedes D.II 6-cylinder water-cooled in-line piston engine, 89 kW (119 hp)

Propellers

2 bladed fixed-pitch propeller

Performance

Maximum speed

150 km/h (93 mph, 81 kn)

Endurance

1 hour 30 minutes

Rate of climb

3.33 m/s (656 ft/min)

Wing loading

33.5 kg/m2 (6.9 lb/sq ft)

Power/mass

0.17 kg/hp

Armament

Guns

D.I

1 × synchronised forward-firing 7.92 mm (0.312 in) LMG 08/15 machine gun

B.III

Optional forward-firing 8 mm (0.315 in) Schwarzlose MG M.07/12 machine gun mounted above the centre-section.

 

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