Aviatik D.II

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Aviatik D.II
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Aviatik
First flight Aug 1917
Primary user Cross-Pattee-Heraldry.svg Austria-Hungary
Number built 16 [1]
Engine 200-225 Daimler inline
Armament 2× fixed sync. Schwarzlose
Crew 1
Max Speed 217 km/h (135 mph) [1]
Climb 1000m in 3:05 [1]

In order to improve the speed of the Aviatik D.I a special version without bracing wires was created for testing and trials. Sixteen Aviatik D.IIs were completed and testing began in August 1917 with various combination of armament and radiators. Two were sent for front-line evaluation in February 1918, where the type was found to be quite speedy. Another five were sent to the front in July 1918 for further evaluation. They probably did not see combat, and the type was not scheduled for further production. [1]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Aviatik (Berg) D.II.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Grosz, p.185.
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.