Fokker M.7

The Fokker M.7 was a German observation aircraft of World War I, used by the armed forces of both Germany and Austro-Hungary.

Twenty aircraft, powered by 60 kW (80 hp) Oberursel U.0 rotary engines, were built, some of which were used by Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial German Navy) shore stations.

It was a single-bay sesquiplane (biplane) of conventional configuration, with slightly staggered wings using wing warping for roll control, tandem open cockpits and Fokker’s distinctive comma-shaped rudder.

The W.3 / W.4 was a floatplane version of the M.7.

The aircraft was operated by the Austro-Hungarian forces under the designation Type B.I, following the German Empire’s lettered prefixes from the Idflieg aircraft designation system.

Variants

M.7

Two-seat reconnaissance aircraft version.

W.3

Possible misidentification of the W.4

W.4

Two-seat reconnaissance floatplane version.

M.10

Small numbers of M 10E (B.I) and 23 M10Z (B.II) were built.

The Fokker M 10 was a two-seater reconnaissance / fighter-trainer biplane with single-bay wings equipped with wing-warping controls for roll, powered by a 7-cylinder 80 hp Oberursel U.0 engine.

Several M 10 aircraft were purchased by the Imperial and Royal Aviation Troops of Austro Hungary

Specifications

Crew

Two

Length

7.49 m (24 ft 7 in)

Wingspan

9.94 m (32 ft 7 in)

Height

2.5 m (8 ft 2 in)

Wing area

27.6 m2 (297 sq ft)

Powerplant

1 × Oberursel U.0 , 60 kW (80 hp)

 

 

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