Phönix D.IIa

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Phönix D.IIa
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Phönix
Designer Kirste[1]
Introduction May 1918[2]
Primary user Cross-Pattee-Heraldry.svg Austria-Hungary
Number built 48 [3]
Wingspan 9.8 m (32 ft 2 in)[4]-9.88 m (32 ft 5 in) [5]
Engine 230hp Hiero inline or
200hp Hiero inline
Armament 2×sync. fixed Schwarzlose [note 1]
Max Speed 180–185 km/h (112–115 mph)[6][7][4]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 3:00[6][7]

The Phönix D.IIa was a simple upgrade of the Phönix D.II with a 230hp Hiero engine built as Series 422. Forty-eight were built, but shortages of the 230hp engine forced twenty of them -- almost half -- to be built with the 200hp engine, the same as its predecessor. They reached the front in late May 1918 and served with eight Fliks. Ten were transferred to the Navy and saw colorful repainting. [3] Both wings had ailerons and they were connected by a simple strut.[2]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Phönix D.I.

Timeline

Game Data

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Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
18Q2-18Q4 Q A 16 14 2

Plane and Crew Cards

Miniatures and Models

A Phönix D.II model would be almost indistinguishable from a D.IIa.

1:144 Scale

  • Ares: WGF121A Lang; WGF121B Urban; WGF121C Gruber

References

Notes
  1. Guns are inaccessible in flight.
Citations
  1. Haddow'67, p.5.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Haddow'68, p.5. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Haddow67-8" defined multiple times with different content
  3. 3.0 3.1 Grosz'93, p.124.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Haddow'67, p.12.
  5. Lamberton, pp.212-213.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Grosz'93, p.125.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Grosz'92, p.35.
Bibliography
  • Peter M. Grosz, George Haddow, and Peter Schiemer. Austro-Hungarian Army Aircraft of World War One. Flying Machines Press, 1993. ISBN 0-9637110-0-8.
  • P.M. Grosz, Windsock Datafile 31: Phönix D.I~II. Great Britain: Albatros Publications, Ltd., 1992. ISBN 0-948414-37-5
  • George Haddow, Profile Publications 175: The Phönix Scouts. Great Britain: Profile Publications Ltd., 1967.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1960.