Daimler D.I

Specifications

1st Flight 1918

Crew: 1

Length: 7.3 m (23 ft 11 in)

Wingspan: 9.9 m (32 ft 6 in)

Height: 2.76 m (9 ft 1 in)

Wing area: 22.6 m2 (243 sq ft)

Empty weight: 750 kg (1,653 lb)

Gross weight: 925 kg (2,039 lb)

Powerplant: 1 × Daimler D.IIIb V-8 water-cooled piston engine, 138 kW (185 hp)

Propellers: 2-bladed fixed-pitch propeller

Performance

Maximum speed: 183 km/h (114 mph, 99 kn)

Endurance: 2 hours

Time to altitude: 6,000 m (19,685 ft) in 30 minutes

Armament

Guns: 2 × 7.92 mm LMG 08/15 machine guns

Variants

The Daimler D.I – company designation L6, was a German fighter aircraft of World War I.

It was a conventional biplane design with a very small interplane gap – the top wing nearly touched the top of the fuselage.

Power was provided by a Daimler D.IIIb water-cooled V-8 engine.

Production commenced in 1918.

Six examples were built by the time of the Armistice, at which time production was abandoned.

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