|Designer||Julius von Berg|
|Number built||700 - ~1000|
|Wingspan||8.00 m (26 ft 3 in) |
|Propeller Diam.||2.74 m (9 ft)|
|Engine||160-225hp Daimler inline|
|Armament||2×fixed, sync. Schwarzlose MG|
|Max Speed||see table|
|Service Ceiling||6,150 m (20,200 ft)  [note 1]|
|Endurance||2:30 [note 2]|
The Aviatik D.I was produced in sixteen different series by six manufacturers, so there was a wide variety of differences between planes in armament, radiators, engines, and minor details. The prototype, designed by Berg, was first sent to the front for evaluation in May 1917 where it was found to be fast and maneuverable. It was sometimes known as the "Aviatik (Berg) D.I", At first they were armed with a single top-wing machine gun firing over the propeller, but as soon as reliable synchronization was available this was replaced with twin guns mounted alongside the engine. These were inaccessible to the pilot, so by mid-1918 the guns were relocated to be accessible by the pilot in case of a jam.
Almost 1,000 D.I's were produced, but many of them never saw combat due to shortages of engines, guns, or various other problems of logistics. Even with these problems the D.I accounted for 43% of Austria-Hungary fighter acceptances during the war.
Engines varied from the 160hp to the 225hp Daimler, which no doubt resulted in a wide spread of D.I performance. It was plagued by overheating during he summer months, partially mitigated by removing panels to expose the upper parts of the engine.
They were known to have good maneuverability and rate of climb. Early models had problems with weak wings, but that was corrected in later production series.
|Aviatik D.I Series|
|Aviatik||38||185hp Daimler||May 1917||71||187 km/h (116 mph)||1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 2:18|
|138||200hp Daimler||Autumn 1917||87||195 km/h (121 mph)||1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 1:42|
|238||160hp Daimler||Jan 1918||120||192 km/h (119 mph)||1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 2:06|
|338||225hp Daimler||Jul 1918||58||?||1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 1:59|
|Lohner||115||200hp Daimler||Dec 1917||88||185 km/h (115 mph)||1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 2:38|
|315||225hp Daimler||Jul 1918||22||?||1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 2:47|
|Thöne & Fiala||101||200hp Daimler||Mar 1918||25|
|201||185hp Daimler||June 1918||9|
|MAG||92||200hp Daimler||Apr 1918||121||200 km/h (124 mph)||1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 2:15|
|WKF||84||185hp Daimler||Sep 1918||10|
|184||200hp Daimler||May 1918||1|
|284||160hp Daimler||May 1918||24|
|384||225hp Daimler||Aug 1918||10|
|Lloyd||48||185hp Daimler||Jul 1918||10|
|248||160hp Daimler||Jul 1918||20|
|348||225hp Daimler||Sep 1918||1|
For more information, see Wikipedia:Aviatik (Berg) D.I.
|Version||Availability||Maneuver||Damage||Dmg Points||Max Alt.||Climb||Points|
Miniatures and Models
- Ares: WGF110A Linke-Crawford; WGF110B Sabeditsch; WGF110C Turek
- Shapeways: Reduced Aircraft Factory, wow
- Metal kit: Red Eagle, Reviresco
- Resin Kit: Sram 144/043 (company defunct)
- Shapeways: Reduced Aircraft Factory
- Shapeways: Reduced Aircraft Factory
- Metal kit: Heroics & Ros GWA801
early model with top-wing Schwarzlose
mid-production model with buried machine guns
early model with top-wing Schwarzlose (high-res drawing)
mid-production model with buried machine guns (high-res drawing)
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- Grosz'94, p.1.
- Grosz'93, p.176.
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- Lamberton, p.14.
- Grosz'93, p.178.
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- P.M. Grosz, Windsock Datafile 45: Aviatik D.I. Great Britain: Albatros Publications Ltd., 1994, ISBN 0-948414-60-X
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- Kevin Kelly, "Belts and Drums: A Survey of First World War Aircraft Ammunition Totals". Over the Front, Vol. 5, No. 3, Autumn 1990. Walsworth Publishing Co, Inc. and The League of World War I Aviation Historians.
- W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1960.
- Kenneth Munson, Fighters 1914-19, Attack and Training Aircraft. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1976. ISBN 0713707607