Fokker D.IX / PW-6

 

1st Flight 1921

The Fokker D.IX was a Dutch single seat, single engine fighter aircraft, the final powerful evolution of the Fokker D.VII of World War 1 success.

The sole example was purchased by the US Army Air Service but not developed further.

Variants

D.IX

Fokker factory designation

PW-6

US Army Air Service (USAAS) designation indicating that it is a water-cooled pursuit fighter.

Specifications

Crew: One

Length: 8.99 m (29 ft 6 in)

Wingspan: 7.09 m (23 ft 3 in)

Height: 2.74 m (9 ft 0 in)

Wing area: 22.11 m2 (238.0 sq ft)

Empty weight: 874 kg (1,927 lb)

Gross weight: 1,253 kg (2,762 lb)

Powerplant: 1 × Hispano-Suiza 8Fb water-cooled V-8, 220 kW (300 hp)

Propellers: 2-bladed

Performance

Maximum speed: 223 km/h (139 mph, 120 kn) at sea level

Cruise speed: 188 km/h (117 mph, 102 kn)

Range: 471 km (293 mi, 254 nmi)

Time to altitude: 6.3 min to 1.980 m (6,500).

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