Fokker M.7

 

1st Flight 1929

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

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.

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

It was a single-bay sesquiplane 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.

During the First World War the Imperial and Royal Aviation Troops lacked aircraft production capacity, purchasing aircraft from its German ally.

In 1916 the Fokker M 10 was acquired in two versions, with single-bay wings as the Fokker M 10E (E for Einstielig), known to the Luftfahrtruppen as the Fokker B.I), and the Fokker M 10Z (Z for Zweistielig), with two-bay wings (known by the Luftfahrtruppen as the Fokker B.II).

Specifications

Crew: two, pilot and observer

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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