/ 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.
6.05 m (19 ft 10 in)
8.75 m (28 ft 9 in)
2.30 m (7 ft 6 in)
15.5 m2 (167 sq ft)
363 kg (800 lb)
566 kg (1,248 lb)
1 × Oberursel U.I rotary , 82 kW (110 hp)
170 km/h (106 mph, 92 kn)
240 km (149 mi, 129 nmi)
3,900 m (12,795 ft)
Rate of climb
2.6 m/s (520 ft/min)
1 × 7.92 mm (.312 in) LMG 08/15 machine gun.
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