Fokker D.V

After the disappointing performance of his D.I through D.IV, Fokker resolved to produce a smaller, lighter rotary-powered design.

The new prototype, designated M.21, was a development of the earlier M.17 fighter which Fokker had produced for the Austro-Hungarian Air Service.

The M.21 featured a swept back upper wing to improve pilot view.

Fokker was enthusiastic about the new aircraft, which was highly manoeuvrable.

After the addition of a modified cowling and stringers along the fuselage sides, the aircraft was designated M.22.

In October 1916, Idflieg ordered the M.22 into production as the D.V.

216 aircraft built.

Specifications

Crew

One

Length

6.05 m (19 ft 10 in)

Wingspan

8.75 m (28 ft 9 in)

Height

2.30 m (7 ft 6 in)

Wing area

15.5 m2 (167 sq ft)

Empty weight

363 kg (800 lb)

Gross weight

566 kg (1,248 lb)

Powerplant

1 × Oberursel U.I rotary , 82 kW (110 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed

170 km/h (106 mph, 92 kn)

Range

240 km (149 mi, 129 nmi)

Service ceiling

3,900 m (12,795 ft)

Rate of climb

2.6 m/s (520 ft/min)

Armament

1 × 7.92 mm (.312 in) LMG 08/15 machine gun.

 

 

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