Fokker D.VIII

Specifications

1st Flight 1918

Crew: 1

Length: 5.86 m (19 ft 3 in)

Wingspan: 8.34 m (27 ft 4 in)

Height: 2.6 m (8 ft 6 in)

Wing area: 10.7 m2 (115 sq ft)

Empty weight: 405 kg (893 lb)

Gross weight: 605 kg (1,334 lb)

Powerplant: 1 × Oberursel UR.II 9-cyl. air-cooled rotary piston engine, 82 kW (110 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed: 204 km/h (127 mph, 110 kn)

Endurance: 1.5 hours

Service ceiling: 6,000 m (20,000 ft)

Rate of climb: 8.333 m/s (1,640.4 ft/min)

Time to altitude:

1,000 m (3,281 ft) in 2 minutes

4,000 m (13,123 ft) in 10 minutes 45 seconds

Armament

Guns: 2 × 7.92 mm (0.312 in) Spandau MG08 machine guns

Variants

The Fokker E.V was a German parasol-monoplane fighter aircraft designed by Reinhold Platz and built by Fokker-Flugzeugwerke.

The E.V was the last Fokker design to become operational with the Luftstreitkräfte, entering service in the last months of World War I.

After several fatal accidents due to wing failures, the aircraft was modified and redesignated Fokker D.VIII.

Dubbed the Flying Razor by Allied pilots, the D.VIII had the distinction of scoring the last aerial victory of the war.

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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