Fokker A.II

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Fokker A.II
Fokker M5 prototype.jpg
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Fokker
Primary users Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Cross-Pattee-Heraldry.svg Austria-Hungary
Number built ~20 [1]
Wingspan 9.55 m (31 ft 4 in) [2]
Engine 80hp Oberursel rotary
Armament none
Crew 1
Max Speed 129 km/h (80 mph)[2]
Ceiling 3,000 m (10,000 ft)[2]
Endurance 2:00[2]

About twenty Fokker M.5L monoplanes were purchased by the German Army and renamed the Fokker A.II. [1] They were used most heavily in spring 1915 but their numbers tailed off quickly and only a few were serving the rest of the year. They were withdrawn by spring of 1916.

For more information, see Wikipedia:Fokker A.II.

Timeline [note 1][edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[3]
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Lamberton, p.158.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Lamberton, pp.222-223.
  3. Grosz'85, p.60 and Grosz'86, p.66.
Bibliography
  • Peter M. Grosz, "Archiv -- Frontbestand". WW1 Aero, № 107, Dec 1985 and № 108, Feb 1986. Poughkeepsie, NY: World War I Aeroplanes, Inc.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962.