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Fokker D.XIII

The Fokker D.XIII was a fighter aircraft produced in the Netherlands in the mid-1920s.

It was a development of the Fokker D.XI with a new powerplant and considerably refined aerodynamics, and had been designed to meet the requirements of the clandestine flying school operated by the German Army at Lipetsk in the Soviet Union.

Like its predecessor, it was a conventional single-bay sesquiplane with staggered wings braced by V-struts.

The pilot sat in an open cockpit and the undercarriage was of fixed, tailskid type.

The wings were made of wood and skinned with plywood, and the fuselage was built up of welded steel tube with fabric covering.



One pilot


7.90 m (25 ft 11 in)


11.00 m (36 ft 1 in)


2.90 m (9 ft 6 in)

Wing area

21.5 m2 (231 sq ft)

Empty weight

1,220 kg (2,690 lb)

Gross weight

1,650 kg (3,640 lb)


1 × Napier Lion XI , 425 kW (570 hp)


Maximum speed

270 km/h (170 mph, 150 kn)


600 km (380 mi, 330 nmi)

Service ceiling

8,000 m (26,250 ft)

Rate of climb

9.8 m/s (1,930 ft/min)


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



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