Fokker D.IV

The Fokker D.IV was a German fighter biplane of World War I, a development of the D.I.

The Fokker D.IV had a more powerful Mercedes D.III engine, and the first Fokker front-line design to use ailerons in place of wing warping from the start for roll control.

The aircraft was purchased in small numbers by the German Army and saw service on the Western Front.

The Swedish Air Force also bought four examples of the type.

44 aircraft built.

Specifications

Crew

One pilot

Length

6.30 m (21 ft 0 in)

Wingspan

9.70 m (31 ft 10 in)

Height

2.45 m (8 ft 0 in)

Wing area

21.0 m2 (226 sq ft)

Empty weight

600 kg (1,320 lb)

Gross weight

840 kg (1,848 lb)

Powerplant

1 × Mercedes D.III straight-6 , 120 kW (160 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed

160 km/h (99 mph, 86 kn)

Range

220 km (137 mi, 119 nmi)

Service ceiling

5,000 m (16,400 ft)

Rate of climb

5.6 m/s (1,100 ft/min) 20 minutes to 13,100 Ft.

Armament

2 × fixed forward-firing 7.92 mm (.312 in) LMG 08/15 machine guns.

 

 

 

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