Fokker V.26 / V.27 / V.29 / V.37

The Fokker V.27 was a German parasol-monoplane fighter prototype designed and built by Fokker-Flugzeugwerke.

The V.27 was little more than an enlarged V.26 (prototype for the D.VIII) with a 145 kW (195 hp) Benz Bz.IIIb liquid-cooled inline engine.

Once again, Fokker pursued similar aircraft with both rotary and inline engines.

Fokker submitted the V.27 at the second fighter competition at Adlershof in May/June 1918.

The V.37 was a ground-attack variant of the V.27.

It was fitted with extensive armour plating to protect the pilot and engine.

Neither the V.27 nor the V.37 were placed in production.

Variants

V.26

Initial prototype.

V.27

V.26 with 195 hp (145 kW) Benz IIIb V8 engine.

Participated in the second D-type competition.

V.28

Prototype fitted with either a 108 kW (145 hp) Oberursel Ur.III, or a 118 kW (160 hp) Goebel Goe.III rotary engines.

V.29

Larger version of the V.27 initially fitted with a 160 hp (119 kW) Mercedes D.III and later with a 185 hp (138 kW) BMW IIIa, both inline water-cooled engines.

Participated in the third D-type competition.

V.30

Single-seat glider modification of V.26.

 

 

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