Fokker D.II

 

1st Flight 1916

The Fokker D.II was a German fighter biplane of World War I.

It was a single-seat fighter aircraft developed before the Fokker D.I.

It was based on the M.17 prototype, with single-bay unstaggered wings and a larger fuselage and shorter span than production D.IIs.

Using a 75 kW (100 hp) Oberursel U.I, the D.II was underpowered, though the single 7.92 mm (.312 in) Lmg 08 machine gun was normal for 1916.

The German Army purchased 177.

Specifications

Crew: one pilot

Length: 6.40 m (21 ft 0 in)

Wingspan: 8.75 m (28 ft 9 in)

Height: 2.55 m (8 ft 4 in)

Wing area: 18.0 m2 (194 sq ft)

Empty weight: 384 kg (847 lb)

Gross weight: 575 kg (1,268 lb)

Powerplant: 1 × Oberursel U.I rotary , 75 kW (100 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed: 150 km/h (93 mph, 81 kn)

Range: 200 km (124 mi, 108 nmi)

Service ceiling: 4,000 m (13,125 ft)

Rate of climb: 4.2 m/s (820 ft/min)

Armament

1 × fixed, forward-firing 7.92 mm (.312 in) Lmg 08 machine gun.

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