L.F.G. Roland D.IIa

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L.F.G. Roland D.IIa
Role Fighter
Manufacturer L.F.G. Roland
Designer Tantzen [1]
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Developed from L.F.G. Roland D.II
Wingspan 8.89 m (29 ft 2 in)[2]
Engine 180hp Argus As.III inline
Armament 2×sync., fixed LMG08/15
Crew 1
Max Speed 170 km/h (106 mph)[3]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 3:00[4]
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 6:30[4]
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 11:00[4]
5,000 m (16,400 ft) in 20:00[3][2]-29:00[4]

The LFG Roland D.IIa was basically an L.F.G. Roland D.II with the 180hp Argus As.III engine.

For more information, see Wikipedia:LFG Roland D.II.

Timeline [note 1]

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References

Notes
  1. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[5]
Citations
  1. Gray, p.162.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lamberton, pp.220-221.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Gray, p.165.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Grosz'94, p.35.
  5. Grosz'85, p.60 and Grosz'86, p.66.
Bibliography
  • Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.
  • Peter M. Grosz, "Archiv -- Frontbestand". WW1 Aero, № 107, Dec 1985 and № 108, Feb 1986. Poughkeepsie, NY: World War I Aeroplanes, Inc.
  • P.M. Grosz, Windsock Datafile 47: LFG Roland D.II. Great Britain: Albatros Publications, Ltd., 1994. ISBN 0-948414-62-6
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1960.