Junkers D.I

The Junkers D.I was a monoplane fighter aircraft produced in Germany late in World War I,

Significant for becoming the first all-metal fighter to enter service. 

Variants

J 7

company designation for early prototype variants, one built (three completed as J 9s).

J 9

company designation for late prototypes and production models

J 9/II

company designation for lengthened fuselage version

D.I

Idflieg designation

Specifications

Crew

One pilot

Length

7.25 m (23 ft 9.4 in)

Wingspan

9.00 m (29 ft 6.3 in)

Height

2.60 m (8 ft 6 in)

Empty weight

654 kg (1,438 lb)

Gross weight

834 kg (1,834 lb)

Powerplant

1 × BMW IIIa water-cooled 6-cylinder inline , 138 kW (185 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed

176 km/h (109 mph, 95 kn)

Endurance

1.5 hours

Service ceiling

6,000 m (19,700 ft)

Rate of climb

3.5 m/s (683 ft/min)

Armament

2 × fixed, forward-firing Spandau machine guns.

 

 

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